- 19 October 2010 | Windsurfing
"La Route du Ch'ti" (The road of Ch'ti) is becoming a serious event in France. For the 4th edition, Léo Lagrange Windsurfing Club in the north of France in association with Neil Pryde / JP Australia / RS:X and RS:One, seduced not less than 181 riders!
40 riders in 2007, 78 in 2008, 138 in 2009, 181 this year! And this event is organized on... a lake!
No waves, no big wind, not a super sunny place, but a nice and welcoming country called "The Ch'ti" where the locals speak a strange French. So, many good riders did the "6 Hours of Windsurfing or Paddling" in a Team of 2 to 3 persons.
Faustine Merret (Athens Olympic Games champion in2004) and Damien Le Guen (three times Formula French champion) joined in the fun with the amateurs and kids who were so happy to show their windsurfing level.
Many Funboarders joined too, and rode a race board for the first time.
There was a brilliant ambiance all day long, with Neil Pryde / JP Windsurfing equipment for sale second hand, many gifts to win by lucky draw, the new RS:One to test, food and free drinks, and Red Bull as partner. So many smiles all day long.
If you are an RS:X / RS:One racer, Raceboarder, Paddler, Funboarder, Old School equipment enthusiast, a kid, 80 years old, Human Being, or from an another planet... just come and enjoy the next 2011 edition.
We are awaiting more than 250 riders and a lot of guest stars and surprises.
SOURCE: Neil Pryde