ISLE OF WHITE FESTIVAL - Boards Windsurfing

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White Air will be a week of non-stop action on and off the water with the best
UK Windsurfers plus Internationals competing for their titles and cash prize

Overall the festival will comprise of some 300 competitors across six major
competitions in the various sports. The standard is always extremely high and
past ‘White Air’ events have seen some of the best competitors in the world
including Windsurfers such as Nik Baker, and Francisco Goya, and Kitesurfers
Mark Shinn and Sebastian Catalan.

This final round will also produce the 2002 Racing Champions and the Triple
Crown Wavesailing Champions (plus kitesurfing and UKSA youth week champions,
mountain boarding and trails riding) who will be crowned at the official end-of
season party Saturday night.

Yaverland is a superb arena with a large car park and all facilities on site,
including a club with free hot showers for all the competitors, plus café
and club bar.
There is live music every night and some 500 people will be at the renowned
end of season party, with Djs and live bands. Non-competitors are always welcome
and if you require tickets then you will be able to pick them up on-site during
the event.

Remember to get your ‘Free ‘ sports guide to the IOW compliments of Wightlink
Tel; 0870 582 7744

‘WIGHTLINK’ Triple Crown Wavesailing Finals UKWA
White Air festival venue; Isle of Wight / Yaverland /Various
Dates; Wed 23rd-Sat 26th (White Air festival 19th-27th)
Prize giving and end of season party on Saturday 26th.
Rider registration; [email protected]
Event info / White Air Contacts; / [email protected] tel
01983 760553

‘WIGHTLINK’ UKWA Racing Finals 2002
White Air festival venue; Isle of Wight / Yaverland
Dates; Fri 25th-Sat 26th / ‘Sunday 27th Dash for Cash’ (White Air festival 19th-27th)
Prize giving and end of season party on Saturday 26th.
Rider registration; ukwindsurfing [[email protected]]
Event info; ukwindsurfing [[email protected]]
White Air Contacts; / [email protected]

UKSA Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Youth Week sponsored by F2/Arrows/Wipika
Dates; 19th-22nd October

For the 6th year now the UKSA Youth week has been the most prestigious week
of training under 19yrs old who wish to progress in their sports.

The UKSA is the worlds leading watersports establishment with a multi million
pound set-up on the IOW.
Danny Seales, Ben Hambury and Kirsty Jones, and the UKSA’s Jeremy Waite, alongside
other top Kitesurfing and Windsurfing pros and specialised trainers are on hand
to provide guidance from intermediate to experienced levels. A fun competition
finishes of the week with some superb prizes. The four days include ferry travel
compliments of Wightlink, pick up to and from the ferry, all UKSA accommodation
(4 nights), all travel to and from the beach, all food (includes packed lunch
each day), lectures and video shows, party/prize night with live bands, prizes.
F2, Arrows and Wipika are on hand with a van load of the latest gear free for
everyone to try and to even use for the contest if they wish. A superb opportunity
to mix all the other youths with the same interests.
To get an entry form and be part of the Youth programme please contact below.
Places are limited to 32 on first come basis.
[email protected]
tel; 01983 760553

Red Bull ‘Whiz of White’
Venue; Various / IOW
Dates; 27th-30th October (29/30 are optional dates)

Again for the 3rd year as White Air draws to a close the Whiz of White kicks
into action with 12 of the top stars from the Kitesurfing and Windsurfing circuit.
Moving around the IOW beaches all 12 invitationals will compete head to head
in both disciplines to give an overall ‘waterman’ champion for 2002.
If you would like to be placed on a short list for entry please contact below.

Entry will consist of 8 invitationals /4 wild cards (decided by organiser/sponsor).
[email protected]
01983 760553

White Air discounts and travel offers.
Ferry Deals.
Wightlink are offering approx ½ price fares to all competitors and spectators.
If the wind is above force 6 they are also offering year round ½ price
Contact; 0870 582 7744
Hotels /Chalets.
Ocean Hotel are offering cheaper deals for the event period;
Contact; 01983 402351
Sandown Holiday Chalets;
Superb location just 150 yards from contest site.
Approx £100 for a whole week or £20 per night / chalet sleeps 6.
Contact; 01983 403402

Thanks to all the Official Sponsors;
Fat Face, IOW Council, UKSA Sailing Academy, Harwoods, F2/Arrows, Offshore sports,
Red Bull.

Other events;
The White Air festival also hosts many other events including the UKSA/F2 Youth
Week, Wightlink / Wipika Kitesurfing BKSA Finals, Trials Riding, XA Mountain

FREE …plus the chance to have ‘free’ introductory lessons in windsurfing,
kitesurfing, and mountain boarding with the UKSA and XA teaching from the event

Full schedule list of events;
White Air Festival 19th-30th October
The ‘Wightlink’ Triple Crown Wavesailing Finals 2002 / 23rd-26th
The ‘Wightlink’ UKWA Racing Finals 2002 / 25th-27th
The ‘Wightlink / Wipika’ BKSA Kitesurfing Finals 2002 / 24th-26th
The ‘UKSA’ Youth Week sponsored by F2/Arrows/Wipika 2002 / 19th-22nd
Trails Bikes / Sat 26th/ Sun 27th
XA Mountain Boarding Sat 26th / Sun 27th
Red Bull ‘Whiz of White’ 27th-30th


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