The world’s highest ranking international speed sailors will coverage on the harbour town of Dungarvan, Co Waterford this week for the final stage of the 2008 Windsurfing Production Speed World Cup.

The World Championships in 2008 were awarded in one-off events earlier in 2008 in Fuerteventura, mainland Spain and the final stage now in Co Waterford, Ireland.

The competition will commence on Saturday 29th of November at 12 noon the programme of events runs for a full seven days with the competitions on each day beginning at 10am on Sunday 30th, 10.30am on Monday December 1, 11am on Tuesday 2, 12 noon Wednesday December 3, 12.40 on Thursday, December 4, 1.30pm on Friday December 5 and the final day of the competition where the action will be nail biting will kick off at 2pm late afternoon on Saturday December 6 will see the World Champion 2008 announced.

The event organisers and competitors are welcoming to public to come along and cheer on the Irish and global competitors. There will be designated viewing spots on the ‘Cunnigar’ in Dungarvan but according to event organiser and current Irish Vice Champion Martin Waldron, the best viewing spot for the public will be at St Augustine’s Church in Abbeyside on the East side of the harbour.

“This really is something special for Co Waterford I hope everyone comes out to join in the fun and view the action, I’ll be competing myself so hopefully I’ll hear some support for the Irish competitors while on the water,” said Martin.

A number of social events are also open to the public to join in the celebration of the World Class event to the town; a launch party for the event will take place in the Seanachai with Irish music, mid week on Tuesday a ‘Trad Sessiun’ will take place in ‘The Local’ in Dungarvan and the closing party will take place on Friday December 5 in ‘The Moorings’ in Dungarvan.

The world-class event is the last major event of the 2008 season for Speedsailing. Over 60 of the biggest names in the sport will compete for points counting towards the 2008 Speed World Cup and the one-off Production World Cup Title.

The 2008 Speed World Cup is sanctioned by the International Speed Windsurfing Class on behalf of the International Sailing Federation. The event is being hosted and organised by Martin Waldron and the Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club.

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