The Corona Extra PWA World Cup - Tiree
17 April 2007
The 2007 season goes from strength to strength with the confirmation of another first-class Wave event on the Hebridean island of Tiree, Scotland. Scheduled for 6th through 13th October - inclusive of registration days and closing ceremonies - this exciting, specialist wave location will challenge a 48-man fleet of the planets' finest wave sailors.
The island has hosted an open contest for over 20 years, and now, courtesy of Corona Extra, Event Scotland and The Highland Year of Culture, its' weathered shores and a prize purse of â‚¬30,000, will lure the sports elite in this landmark year for the highlands and islands of Scotland.
Tiree enjoys a mild climate and claims the most sunshine hours in the entire British Isles, as well as the highest average wind speed. Exposed to powerful North Atlantic swell, and ferocious winter storms, its breathtaking white sand beaches will offer the mobile event a vast range of conditions to determine a worthy winner.
Renowned for their warm welcome and Gaelic heritage, the tight-knit community of â€˜Tir An Eorna' will house the riders for what promises to be a unique experience. You can find out more about the location at tireewaveclassic.com.
A strong contingent of past and present champions is sure to journey north for the ultimate test as the season nears its fascinating conclusion. Reigning World champion Kevin Pritchard (Starboard / MauiSails) and tour leader Josh Angulo are sure to make the trek, as will 2004's victor, Scott McKercher (Starboard / Severne), who's fiercely proud of his Celtic roots.
Brazil's Kauli Seadi (Naish / Naish), who triumphed in 2005, is no stranger to colder climes, but there is little doubt that the British team will be a force to be reckoned with on such familiar territory. Nik Baker (Mistral / North), who won in Tiree in 1990, John Skye (Naish / Naish), the 2005 champ, and Ross Williams (Tabou / Gaastra), Phil Horrocks (JP / NeilPryde) and Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde) could all be in with a shout.
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