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Tiree Wave Classic 2011 - Event Preview

07:48 1st September 2011 by Duncan Slater
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Ben Proffitt at the 2010 Tiree Wave Classic

Ben Proffitt at the 2010 Tiree Wave Classic

The Tiree Wave Classic is the most prestigious and longest standing windsurfing events in the British calendar, this year celebrating its 25th Anniversary and looking back over the event’s history. And the 2011 website launches today at www.tireewaveclassic.co.uk

The event will play host to Britain’s best riders in Pro, Amateur, Masters and Women’s fleets with a fantastic prize fund guaranteeing the top Pro £1000 and as well as many other top prizes, a newly launched Pura Vida Custom Quad to the amateur judged to deserve it most! It will be an unmissable, adrenaline-fuelled week of competition and entertainment set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tiree’s spectacular scenery.  Who will pull the Scottish Broadsword from the sand?

Andy Groom who’s back on the event team and was the founder of this Wave Classic way back in 1986 said “It will be great to have guests like Farrel O’Shea, Nik Baker and Duncan Coombs among other past legends there this year.  To see such a great event and the standard of sailing that we’ve hit over 25 years has been amazing, I can’t wait to enjoy this milestone”

Simmer rider Ben Proffitt, the 2010 BWA Champion, said: “I absolutely love taking part in this event – for me it’s one of the highlights of the year and can deliver any conditions. The championship could be anyone’s at the moment and I’m super-keen to win here and have another shot at the title”

Organisers Pura Vida Boardriders are honoured to be involved with the Tiree Wave Classic and promise to deliver an outstanding event for this special 25th year. Jim Brooks-Dowsett, Event organiser said:  “Tiree is one of those stunning locations you really have to visit at least once, and the waves can be awesome!  Since the competition was founded by Andy Groom 25 years ago it’s always been the one to watch and read about in the magazine’s, and with the return of a few past legends this year will be a week to remember, stoked to be involved!”

Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer at EventScotland, the national events agency said: “ We are delighted to be supporting the Tiree Wave Classic for the eighth year as it celebrates it’s 25th anniversary.  It is great to see the increasing attraction of Tiree as a water sports desination as it has certainly proven over the years to be a perfect stage for this event.”

For more information on travel and accommodation please visit the website.  There will be special offers and group Bed & Breakfast available through Pura Vida.  Many have shared houses and vans in the past to keep costs down so get booking!  To encourage more women to make the journey we are offering half price entry to this and the Cornwall comp as well as some serious prizes, so spread the word and hope to see you there!

Date: 8th – 15th October 2011, www.tireewaveclassic.co.uk, all enquiries: shop@puravidaboardriders.co.uk

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