- 06 August 2009 | Windsurfing
The event called Aloha Surf Aegna Marathon will kick off on the 8th of august on Pirita beach, Tallinn. There will be 2 possible distances: long and short. The marathon distance covers about 25 km. Competition is organized for all windsurfing fans and not just for Pro's.
Aegna Marathon is a legendary competition. In 2009 it will be organized for the 21st time, the tradition started in 1988. Last year there were over 100 participants and this year organizers are hoping the number will even raise. The maximum number of participants has been almost 300.
Organizers are welcoming all fans to attend. The participation number changes due to the wind conditions. Not every surf fan is ready to test themselves with the low winds as below 2m/s, like it was happeining in year 2008.
Registration for the competition will start on Saturday morning at 9.00 o'clock and will stop at 11 sharp. The competition will start at 12.00. There are no limits or regulations for the gear #8211; everybody can pick their boards and sails as they see it best. The results will be differentiated between the boards: until 120L, over 120L, centreboards & formula. There will be a lottery between all the participants and the prize is 1 week usage of Toyota Avensis.
Saturday will be full of action on the beach and of course the day will not end without a chill aftersurf that will start around 18.00 with showdancers and live bands.
On Sunday there is another windsurfing competition happening: Bacardi Fun II series. This is also a competition for surf fans and not just for serious Pro's. Of course Pro's are welcomed to ride anyway. The route is short distance slalom & no regulations for gear.
SOURCE: Estonian Windsurfing Association