This will be a recognised event by the ISWC and the winners will be awarded the title African Speed Windsurfing Champions. The event is being staged by the legendary Hennie Bredenkamp and will run from the 23rd to the 29th of September.
The demand for an event at this legendary spot has become apparent over the last couple of years. With the fantastic speeds recorded in Luderitz the record chase has been well and truly taken away from Walvis Bay. What remains is the best speedsailing event venue in the world where up to 80 competitors can be accommodated on the speedstrip at any time. Windsurfers and kitesurfers can also compete at the same time. With GPS timing technology matured to its current level there is no need for a complicated and costly Video timing system and this has brought the cost of running an event of this type down dramatically.
The intention of the organizers is to bring together speedsailing enthusiasts of all types at this venue to compete against each other in an open and friendly basis in the true spirit of Speedsailing.
Full details can be found including details on accommodation, NOR and Entry forms on their website: http://walvisbayspeedweek.co.za/
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Entries must be in by the end of May with a least 40 entrants or the event will be call off and deposits returned.
The event is funded entirely by the competitors entry fee. Because of this and the cost of getting to the event the ISWC is waving the requirement for membership of the Class for this year, for this event.