Santa Pola 

Fitur 2008 was the perfect setting for the official presentation of the World Championship Formula Windsurfing Santa Pola 2009 to be held in the city of Alicante, which was supported by the Generalitat Valenciana and the county council of Alicante.

The Bay of Santa Pola will be the venue of the World Championship Formula Windsurfing to be held in September 2009, after the International Windsurfing Association (IWA) has appointed as host of this great event nautical sports, for the first time in this specialty, is being held in Spain.

The World Cup will be organised by the Windsurfing Club Santa Pola, whose excellent work in the European Championship FW disputed in April 2007 has been instrumental in the decant balance and beat candidates from other major countries, with the endorsement of Council Senior Sports, the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the Federation of Sailing Valencia.

The official presentation took place on January 30 at the booth of the Costa Blanca in Fitur, and was attended by the president of the county council of Alicante, Jose Joaquin Ripoll, the mayor of Santa Pola, Miguel Zaragoza, the president The RFEF, Gerardo Pombo, president of the club and the organizer, Vincent Germán Martinez.

During the event, Ripoll praised the organizational challenge of Santa Pola that have a positive impact on the spread of the Costa Blanca, and showed support from the council. For his part, Miguel Zaragoza confirmed livelihood by the Municipality of Santa Pola face of this great sporting event influences position the fishing village into a destination for sports tourism to the world.

The event will take place in September 2009 in the waters of the Bay of Santa Pola and bring together more than a hundred of the best sailors in the world in an event that will unite the facet purely sporting spectacle with the organizational complement the competition.

On the other hand, Francisco Camps, president of the Generalitat of Valencia, visited the stand of Santa Pola for details of the championship, and in his official speech on the Day of the Valencia highlighted the work of this county in the promotion of sport together with the Volvo Ocean Race Alicante and Urban Circuit and the Formula 1 World Athletics Valencia.

Source: Formula Windsurfing