Karpathos 

Confirmed price money of 18000 Euros is sure to attract a good field for the 2008 Speed Windsurfing European Championship to be held on the island Karpathos in Greece from 20-26 August this year on the "short track" (250m run).

The Speed:World:Cup is the officially sanctioned world tour of the International Speed Windsurfing Class (ISWC), the Professional Kite Riders Association (PKRA) and ISAF.

Events go from exceptional action in Namibia to more cosmopolitan spots such as Fuerteventura - the historical European Speedsurfing Capital, to huge shows of extreme conditions on small islands like Karpathos. In total, there are 200 to 300 competitors at the same time, from places like Australia, Brasil, Germany and Norway.

The Tour has to offer: dynamic, thrilling action, and bring the most visually dynamic aquatic sports to the audience, making it a perfect vehicle to locate sponsors logos; a sport that is set outdoors, healthy and environmental friendly.

Superb action on the water, combined with an interactive and exciting life experience, that creates an atmosphere where the fans and the media are face to face with the most radical and intense competition and the biggest personalities of the sport.

Besides being a sport of radical action, Windsurfing and Kiteboarding is a way of life. This type of life is formed by several elements to which many aspire, but that few can really achieve. Most of, if not even all of these aspects of the sport are represented in the Speed:World:Cup.

The Speed World Cup is entitled to hold World, Continental and National Championships and is always looking for partners, local organizers as well as national associations, to propagate this exciting and thrilling discipline all over the world.

The registration period for the Speed Windsurfing World Championship and the Kitespeed Grand Slam on Fuerteventura ends in one week.

Source: Yachte.com.au