Antoine Albeau will defend the 2009 Speed World Cup title in Karpathos

The Pro Center Chris Schill at the beautiful island of Karpathos in Greece prepares for five days of spectacular action.

The creme de la creme of Speed Windsurfing has arrived to battle for the 2009 world championship title of the International Speed Windsurfing Class.

The likes of defending World Champion Antoine Albeau (FRA) as well as last years winners Bjorn Dunkerbeck (SUI, Starboard, Severne) and Valerie Ghibaudo (FRA, Loft Sails) are already training in app. 40 knots of wind and get used to the course.

The Greek Open Championship, which ended yesterday, produced already speeds of more than 42 knots, so there is hope to beat last years spot set by Antoine Albeau with more than 43 knots.

Powerful winds expect top windsurfers in the 2009 Tiree Wave Classic

The Tiree Wave Classic (TWC), UK’s premier windsurfing competition, will return to Tiree from 10 – 16 October. The TWC was set up in 1986 and, due to its long-standing success, was upgraded to World Cup level in 2007.

The event has dedicated worldwide TV coverage and attracts hundreds of visitors to the island each year, making the TWC the island’s biggest annual economic driver.

At the 6-day event, extreme adrenaline fuelled action is guaranteed as some of the world's best windsurfers come together to brave the full Atlantic furies of wind and waves off this remote and exposed island to compete in freestyle, wave jumping and supercross.

Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides and the event has helped boost tourism throughout the west of Scotland enormously.

The Isle enjoys a mild climate and claims the most sunshine hours in the British Isles, as well as the highest average wind speed. Exposed to powerful North Atlantic swell, extreme winds and breathtaking white sandy beaches, Tiree will offer the mobile event a vast range of conditions to determine a worthy winner. 

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Allegro Cup

At 11.00 about 120 windsurfers will start racing while at beach B in Łeba competitions and attractions will be organised for kinds and grown-ups.

Weather is perfect both for surfers and holidaymakers. Lots of sun, cloudless sky and the wind blowing from the beach reaches 11 – 14 knots.

Competitors, divided into 2 groups, will start racing at 11.00. The blue fleet will appear at the start line first. If the weather conditions are still as good, women and the yellow fleet will start their races.

As the judges’ expected, another surfers enrolled on the list. 30 minutes before the start there were 118 competitors registered: 106 men and 12 women from all over the world. Allegro Cup held on the Baltic Sea will feature windsurfers representing all the continents both from chilly Norway and hot Brazil.

The sport event is accompanied with attractions organized on the beach. We invite you to beach B in Łeba. Sun and Brazilian rhythms are making the place a really hot one.