Tiree Wave Classic 2009 - Highlands, Tiree Island

Sport - Highlands - Tiree Island

When: All Day, Saturday, 10 October 2009
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Where: Coastline, Tiree Island, Highlands

Description:

The ruggedly beautiful Hebridean island of Tiree, located off the coast of the Scottish Highlands, will be the venue for the popular Tiree Wave Classic from 10 to 16 October 2009. Windsurfers from all over the world will rise to the challenge of the elements and the icy Atlantic Ocean as they do battle for a share of the £5000 in prize money. The event has dedicated worldwide TV coverage, attracting hundreds of visitors to the island each year.

The Tiree Wave Classic was started in 1986 and went on to earn its place as a World Cup event in 2007 - and continues to gain popularity as an extreme water-sport destination. Competitors are assured of the opportunity to pit their skills against the best of the best, while spectators are assured of loads of viewing excitement. To quote Tourism Minister, Jim Mather, "The Tiree Wave Classic not only showcases the beauty and raw power of our west coast waters, but it also draws in people from all over the world and shows Scotland in an exciting new light. I wish it and its competitors well."

 

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