KING OF THE TRENCH 2017 – 28/29th October 2017 – EVENT INFO

KING OF THE TRENCH 2017  – 28/29th October

2XS® and Club VASS have come together to run an annual Freestyle event to show the UK best freestylers off in West Wittering’s Trench low tide flat water.  The butter flat conditions on the South Coast add to the explosive nature of windsurfing freestyle.  The  2XS® Club will host the event .

The two day event will be judged in a 4 buoy box –Completed moves with the most rad execution will get the highest scores.  If there is no wind tow freestyle will take over the event.  The event will include a teeshirt. There is a £500 cash prize fund.  There will also be expression sessions – categories will include – Pro Fleet, Amateur, Junior under 16  (Ist Jan 2017), and Women.  The event entry fee is £35 per person ……  You need to pay car parking each day £6.50 so bring along some change!  

We are expecting a host of top riders to attend including – Max Rowe, Adam Simms, Jamie Howard, Oscar Carmichael, Phil Richards, Ollie Townsend, Sandy Clunas,  Sam Green, Emily Rowthorne, Claire Elliot and Laura Craig Harvey.   

There will also a be 2XS demo day running at the same time so it should be be a fun packed weekend .

Food will be at Dom’s Restaurant in Bracklesham Bay – 6.30pm onwards – After Party TBC 

The Event Director Ollie Scott  and Judging team –safety 2XS . 

Sign in/registration will be at  9am on Saturday 28th October at West Wittering Windsurf Club .

01243 513077 any question contact 





Weather cam


Number of Moves and Heat Duration

Set number of moves to count (number depending on conditions). For instance 3 moves per tack to count (there is no limit to the number of attempts you have).

Heat durations vary depending on conditions. For instance 6 minute heats with 2 minutes transition period (8 minute rolling stopwatch).

Flag system

Red Flag – 2 minutes until heat
Yellow Flag – 1 minute until heat
Green Flag – Heat is running. (1 minute before the heat finishes, Green flag comes down. Red flag goes up indicating the of the heat and 2 minutes until the next)
Red and white stripy flag – Break
Blue and white checkered flag – Heat cancelled 

Competition area

A box will be marked out using 4 buoys. If a move is performed outside of the area, it does not count. The size of the area will be decided on the day depending on conditions.


Each move is written on the score sheet after it is performed. The move can be given + or – de- pending on how well it is executed.
The + or – is as following: 

++ Landed perfectly with sick style / completely clean / planing + Landed clean and dry with style

Landed dry

– Landed with wet bum / slow ending – – Very wet 

The result is given on overall impression after reviewing the score sheets. The difficulty of the moves must be taken into account.

If the heat is too close to call, the scores can be worked out using the PWA move difficulty spread- sheet. If the move has + or – on it, the following points are added/ deducted:

++ = 2 points + = 1 point
– = -1point
– – = -2points 

For example:
Shaka +
Shaka scores 5.7 points for difficulty + = 1 point
5.7 + 1 = 6.7 points for the move 

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