It looks like the windy Autumn weather is kicking off nicely, just in time for the first IWA Wave event on 16/17th September, and hopefully then a great run for the following Wave, Speed and Slalom events too.
It's certainly going to be a busy Autumn, and hopefully great windy fun for everyone – no matter what your style of windsurfing ! Surfdock and DMG Sailsports are delighted to be hosting the next event in the calendar - The IWA Wave Champs, and are working hard behind the scenes to make sure you have a great event with great sailing.
Some preliminary information about the event for you:
What's it all about?: Getting out there and having some fun in the waves, pushing your skills and learning how to shred with like minded people. There are fleets for everyone – you dont have to be a wave guru – you just need to be interested in getting out in the waves and trying it out. You always come away inspired and ready for more action !
Dates: September 18th-19th or if no wind – rollover option: October 2nd-3rd.
Venue: In order to get good wind, and fun wavesailing conditions, we wanted to try something new this year, and we hope you will think it is worth it ! We have chosen from 3 venues, and will decide on which one, depending on forecast a few days before the event.
Option 1. - Magheroarty Beach, Donegal.
Possibly the most beautiful beach in Ireland, Magheroarty has a great mix of waves on the beachbreak, and on the world famous reef – which is surfing and waveriding heaven (and easy to sail even in a big swell).
This works best in SW or W wind.
Option 2. - Westport area – Co Mayo.
Basing an event out of Westport, gives us the option to change venue each day depending on the forecast – where we can choose from Louisbourg, Achill, Mulranny or event Belmullet. All wind directions are covered, and Westport is a great party town too !
Option 3 – Dublin.
In strong SE, South or SW-W wind, Dublin has great wavesailing (also North and NE), with plenty of jumping and riding. It's our backyard, and it would be great to bring a comp to Dublin for the first time. Our fun coaching wave event was good fun – and showed us the number of wavesailors who are looking for some fun
The venue notification: will be posted by Lunchtime on Wednesday, and finally confirmed by lunchtime Thursday before the event. This information will be posted on Surfdock Website & Facebook Page, DMG Website and Facebook Page, IWA website and windsurfireland egroups.
Registration info: To make it easier to organise, we would really really really appreciate that you pre-register your interest in the event by sending an email to: events@..., with your name, and mobile number. This ensures we can get you the most accurate information about venues, and also give us an idea of numbers.
Entry requirements: Everyone is welcome! But you must be a member of the IWA to compete in any IWA event. Membership also provides you with personal insurance.
Forms will be available at registration, or you can join beforehand by visiting: www.windsurfing.ie
We are working on putting together accomadation information, and will post this in the next couple of days.
Hope to see you out on the water !!