Phil Horrocks wins the Tiree Wave Classic 2016
- 24 October 2016 | Windsurfing
Phil Horrocks has taken out the Tiree Wave Classic 2016, in Scotland.
The iconic event attracted some of the best wave windsurfers in Britain, and they were all greeted with powerful winds, and favorable swells. For many, it was the biggest Tiree Wave Classic of the decade.
The 30th edition of the Scottish wave sailing contest crowned Phil Horrocks in the pro division. It's his second win in the event, after taking out the 2014 edition.
"We had some top draw sailing and super fun conditions, mixed in with some beautiful weather and surf rounding it off nicely. We had it all: side-on port tack jump fest in the single elimination followed by side-off starboard tack pure riding!" expressed Horrocks.
"I came home with the win and another sword so that particular quest is complete. Weh had some great sailing from everyone. Andy Chambers pushing it. Chris 'Muzza' Murray sticking it all together for his first podium."
Sarah Hilder managed to win the women's competition while, in the Amateur division, it was Louie Morris who claimed the trophy. Justin Dennington won the Masters' category.
The Tiree Wave Classic is the longest running professional windsurfing event on the planet. It got underway for the first time in 1986.
Tiree Wave Classic 2016 | Results
1. Phil Horrocks
2. Andy Chambers
3. Chris Muzza Murray
1. Sarah Hilder
1. Louie Morris
2. Tristan Levie
1. Justin Dennington