Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup on Fuerteventura
From 17th July to 1st August 2009, windsurfing and kiteboarding world championship events will be held on Fuerteventura. The windsurfing programme includes slalom and freestyle disciplines.
Slalom is the Formula 1 of windsurfing. The event consists of a high-speed race around a course marked by buoys, with tense tussles for position and spectacular overtaking manoeuvres. Both windsurfers and kiteboarders will compete in freestyle events in which a jury of judges awards points for spectacular leaps and breathtaking
With no exhaust fumes or engine noise, the competition for world championship points shows just how congenial and in harmony with nature top level sport can be. Once they’re out on the water, the competitors really give it some juice – using the latest equipment, they utilise the wind so effectively that they can accelerate faster than the fastest sports car.
The competitions are held at a spectator and camera-friendly proximity to the beach. Direct contact between
competitors and spectators is encouraged. The extreme sportsmen and women are more than happy to have
spectators looking over their shoulders whilst preparing for the off.
There is also a wide-ranging programme of events and plenty to help you keep body and soul together. Spectators
can chill on the beach with drinks, snacks and music whilst watching the events in the 1,000 m² lounge area. At night, thousands of visitors and locals groove together at the legendary World Cup Parties in the 2,000 m² party tent. At the award ceremony, the competitors will also join the fans in painting the town red.
After the overwhelming success of the 2008 event, the alluring city of Portimao, Portugal will host again, two of the most electrifying and action-packed kiteboard competitions of the year. The Kite Masters World Tour and the Kiteboard Course Racing World Tour.
From August 11th to 16th 2009 the eyes of the European windsurf scene will look towards the north of Germany where the IFCA Slalom Youth & Master European Championship 2009 will take place at Schoenberger Strand/Kiel.
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