In previous years the European speedsailing champions have been decided by a one off event. But this year the International Speed Windsurfing Class (ISWC) has responded to requests for a tour which decides the winner. The participating national championships will be the hosts for the events which will be held all over Europe enabling participants where ever possible to drive to events and avoid the ever increasing difficulties of flying with windsurfing kit. The king and queen of European speed will be decided by the riders best results from three events of the tour, if a points tie exists then the fastest speeds will decide.
The newly appointed tour manager Pete Davis said “This change has come about from requests from our riders for more high profile events in Europe that don’t necessarily have big money prizes but offer good level of competition at great venues and it avoids the responsibility and demand on one event deciding the winner. Places for international riders will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment"
The current European Champions Andrea Baldini from Italy and Zara Davis from Great Britain have already committed to the tour and are looking forward to defending their titles against the world’s best.
The Speed World Championship venue is being planned later in the year to the decide the world Champions but the location is still to be decided upon so keep up to date on www.speedworldcup.com or register for email updates.
Provisional Calendar for the European Speed Tour
Country / Dates / Venue / Contact
Belgium / 17th to 22nd April / Gruissan, France / email@example.com
Sweden / 2nd to 6th June / Klagshamn, Sweden / http://svfspeedcup.blogspot.com/
Germany / 3th to 10th Sept / Fehmarn, Germany / Roswitha.Merle@tiho-hannover.de
United Kingdom / 15th to 21st Oct / Weymouth, UK / www.Speedsailing.com
France / October TBA / Port St Louis, France / firstname.lastname@example.org
Greece / TBA
Spain / TBA
Italy / TBA