In the weekend of 25 & 26 August 2007 Project44 organises the fourth edition of The Mission, one of the biggest amateur windsurf events in the world, held at the Kabbelaarsbank, at Sail and Surf Centre Brouwersdam, the Netherlands.
The event is open for all ages and will be held with the Olympic spirit in mind: participating is more important than winning. The course sailed is a downwind slalom format, the rules are easy: just go for it, jibe and get your way to the finish line! For non-participants the event will certainly also be interesting: during the whole weekend the brand new 2008 windsurf equipment of Fanatic, F2 , MauiSails and ION will be available for testing and teamriders will be on site to answer all questions about the new gear.
The event will be attended by many professional windsurfers amongst whom world freestyle champion Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo, vice world freestyle champion Taty Frans, his brother Tonky and possibly the current holder of the world speed record for sailing vessels Finian Maynard (48,70 knots or 90 km/h on a windsurf board!). Of course national top riders from Holland and Belgium will attend to. In the Battle of Giants the pro’s will show all the latest moves. New for this edition of The Mission is the jump competition, where the riders will use a ramp to make huge jumps. Who jumps the highest, who makes the best move, who crashes his entire windsurf kit? The first day of the event will be finished off in style with a barbecue and a big party. The next day it is back to business with another series of racing, battles and ramp action.
Registration for The Mission is possible via www.windsurfers.nl, until the 20th of August there is a discount on registration fees, the whole weekend including, Tombola, BBQ and a bag full goodies, like t-shirts, DVD, stickers etc. will then cost only 30 euro, on site the fee is 40 euros. Registration for the event is also possible at Sail and Surf Centre Brouwersdam until the 22nd of August. The program of The Mission starts the 25th of August at 11.00, on site registration is possible from 9.00 until 10.30. More info about the event can be found at www.windsurfers.nl
Photo Credit: John Carter