I would like to announce that there will be a speed-event 2011 at one of the best speed-spots in the world. Afiarti, Karpathos, Greece. Also known as Devils- or Paradise bay. The event will take place in early August 6-10:th, between the two PWA-events at Fuerteventura and Alicate. The outline is to host a European Speed Championship Tour-event. But since the prize-money from 2009 not have been paid yet, the ISWC will not give any speedevent in Karpathos that status at the moment. I hope we will have positive news about that before May. But an event will take place no matter of that, and we will race during 5 days for a Trophy. The format will be heats on a fixed 250-meter course along the beach and we will use GT11 or GT31 GPS for the timing. Officially I, with my club are the organizer. But if we manage to solve the 2009-debt, I will bring experienced staff from Sweden to manage the event.
For me Karpathos is just no any beach, it is a very emotional place. Thats where I made my international speed-debute and it is also a special place because of the unique atmosphere. The island is in a very much way unexploited and therefore also welcome us, the windsurfers, to come and compete. And at no other place you have a fixed speedstrip with a public gallery with shadows and chairs, storage for 250 rigs and 150 boards at the shoreline and 99 % wind exceeding 6 beaufort every day!
You can follow information about this on Facebook at this event side. By joining the Facebook-event we also can show the Municipal of Karpathos that if they solve the economics we will come.
The official event site is KARPATHOSSPEED.COM