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Pier 2 Pier Challenge Launches Eastbourne Extreme
Top windsurfers will be kicking off Eastbourne Extreme this year with an extraordinary Pier-2-Pier challenge, all in aid of charity.
7 June 2006

Top windsurfers will be kicking off Eastbourne Extreme this year with an extraordinary Pier-2-Pier challenge, all in aid of charity.
Windsurfing from Eastbourne Pier to Hastings Pier on Friday 21 July, the event is being held in aid of the British Heart Foundation and will launch a weekend of windsurfing, skating and aerial pursuits from 22 – 23 July at the south coast’s biggest FREE extreme sports festival.

Eastbourne Borough Council Spokesperson for Tourism, Councillor David Elkin said “This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause while sailing along our beautiful coastline, or simply come along and cheer on the windsurfers taking part. With a packed weekend of windsurfing events, we are proud to host the UK Windsurfing Association and look forward to welcoming these talented individuals to Eastbourne.”

During the weekend spectators can look forward to fast and furious racing in the UK Windsurfing Association’s Slalom event along with the more extreme freestyle tricks and stunts in the Freewave events. Being part of the UKWA national championship series of events, many of the UK’s top windsurfers are expected to descend on Eastbourne and compete for points and prizes.

Organised by Eastbourne Borough Council in partnership with Team Surfkraft, Team Manager Ian Kraft said “We are expecting some tough competition this year in the UKWA Slalom event. Dan Ellis is pretty much the man to beat at the moment, with last years winner Xavier Ferlet, along with Keith Atkinson, Alan Jackson, Aaron Williams and Kevin Greenslades all challenging hard for the top honours.”

“The youngsters aren’t letting the experienced guys get away with it easy though, even in the Freewave events we’ve seen some kids as young as 12 years old pulling off some pretty impressive moves.”

The pier-2-pier challenge takes place on Friday 21 July and is open to all wind-powered craft, however numbers are limited to 25 entrants for safety reasons. Each sailor must raise £200 in sponsorship towards the British Heart Foundation’s TrekEverest programme to take part. For more information visit www.trekeverest.co.uk.
20 June, 2006

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