KING OF THE TRENCH 2018 – 20/21 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. This years event will be a UKWA National title event . 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 will include a teeshirt. There is a £500 cash prize fund. There will also be expression sessions – categories will include –
The expression session categories will include –(UKWA rules)
- Pro men
- Minim under 15
- Junior under 17
- Youth under 20
- Master over 35
- Veteran over 50
The event entry fee is £35 per person. And you will also need to become either a full member of UKWA or temp weekend member 10 (click to visit the membership website)
*Remember to bring £6.50 each day for parking.
We are expecting some of the UK’s hottest freestylers including Max Rowe, Jamie Howard, Nick Hibdige, Adam Simms, Andy Chambers, Ollie Townsend, Sam Green, Claire Elliot, Heidi Jabbari, and Sarah Jackson to attend so it will be a full on display of high performance windsurfing .
There will also a be 2XS demo day running at the same time so it should be be a fun packed weekend
The Event Director Ollie Scott/Sandy Clunas and Judging team –safety 2XS® .
Sign in/registration will be at 9am on Saturday 28th October at West Wittering Windsurf Club .
01243 512552 any question contact email@example.com
Sign in on the 21st Oct 09:00 West Wittering Windsurf Club. An entry form and medical declaration form will need to be signed on the day.
01243 513077 any question contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Weather cam http://2xs.co.uk/weather/
JUDGING FORMAT 2XS® FREESTYLE EVENT
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).
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
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 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