Windsurfers gear up in Mui Ne

Published: 17/02/2011 05:00



Nearly 50 windsurfers from 12 countries will take part in the 12th Fun Cup
windsurfing competition tomorrow at Mui Ne in the central coastal province of
Binh Thuan.

The athletes are from
Argentina, Australia, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia,
Singapore, South Korea, the US and host Viet Nam.

They will be divided
into men’s and women’s divisions.

Windsurfers will sail
in a figure-eight-shaped course with a distance of 2,400m for female athletes
and 3,200m for males.

The Fun Cup is an
annual slalom windsurfing race that has been organised by Jibe’s Beach Club
since 2001. Last year, Cyril Moussilmani took top prize, American Jimmy Diaz
came in second and Chris Pressler of Austria finished third.

A week after Fun Cup,
the world windsurfing tournament called The 2011 Vietnam PWA Grand Slam will be
organised from February 25 to March 5 in the same venue.

According to the
organisers, there are 12 officials from PWA, 116 professional windsurfers (20
females) and 12 international journalists from many countries and territories
registered to attend the event.

The competition
includes two disciplines: slalom with a figure-eight course and freestyle and
judged by PWA officials.

The Viet Nam Grand
Slam is the first of four Grand Slams annually staged by Professional
Windsurfers Association around the world.

Three other
tournaments organised later are the 2011 Aruba Hi Winds Grand Slam in Aruba June
19-26, the 2011 Sotavento Fuerteventura from July 22-August 1, and the 2011 Sylt
Super Grand Slam in Germany.

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