The Professional Windsurfers Association today proudly announces an agreement for joint sanctioning for an exciting Slalom Windsurfing event at Alaçati, Turkey.
The International Funboard Class Association (IFCA) Slalom World Championships will take place at the Mediterranean windsurfing hotspot during July 31st to August 5th 2006.
Alaçati, a brand new venue for the PWA, becomes the third stop on this years PWA Slalom 42 tour, widening the search for the 2006 PWA Slalom 42 World title, and providing a IFCA Slalom World Champion in Men’s, Ladies, Junior and Masters categories.
Get ready to see the biggest names in windsurf racing flock to Turkey with such honors up for grabs. Former PWA World Champions, Micah Buzianis (JP, NeilPryde), Kevin Pritchard (Starboard, MauiSails) and Bjorn Dunkerbeck (T-1, North Sails) are sure to stake their claims in the vital dual title race. They’ll be joined by the very the best in the women’s game such as Karin Jaggi (F2, North Sails) and former PWA Racing Champion Allison Shreeve (F2, Neil Pryde Sails).
PWA World Tour Manager Rich Page today said ‘We’re working hard with IFCA to try to achieve greater unification within the sport by such collaborations with other windsurfing organizations. Now that this unification has proven an undoubted success, we hope to grow the sport competitively and its wider exposure through further combined co-operation. We’re honored to add Alaçati to our stops in Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Germany’
Collaboration such as this has occurred three times now, such as last season’s landmark event in Sotavento, Fuerteventura, and back in 2002 for the joint sanctioning of the Formula World Championships and finals of the 2002 PWA Racing Tour at Sylt, Germany. A historic collaboration with the IFCA European Freestyle Pro Tour also took place recently in Podersdorf Austria, with the event counting towards both the European and PWA World tour rankings.
Competitors wanting register for the event may do so at http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/
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