Following on from the ISAF Mid-Year meetings, Part III of the Olympic Windsurfing Equipment Evaluation will be held in England from 16-19 September 2004.
Two different locations have been selected to fully test the boards in a variety of sailing conditions over the four-day period, which runs concurrent with the Southampton International Boat Show.
Between 16-17 September, Hayling Island Sailing Club, on the South Coast of Great Britain, will play host to the trials. Located at the entrance of Chichester Harbour, Hayling Island has some of the best sailing waters in Great Britain.
The Evaluation team can choose to test either in the calm, tidal waters of the harbour or in the more challenging open water conditions of the English Channel. The more open waters will be a good opportunity to test some of the handling and sailing characteristics of the boards which if selected, are anticipated at many of the ISAF Grade 1 Olympic Classes events around the World.
The evaluation will then move inland to Queen Mary Sailing Club for the remaining two days between 18-19 July. Queen Mary is a large open reservoir located close to London. Providing flat-water conditions and a stable meteorological environment, Queen Mary will be ideal to test the pure speed and handling of the boards in flat water.
For further information regarding either locations, and for more details of the evaluation please contact either Sebastian Edmonds (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lauren Reiske at the ISAF Technical Department. Alternatively, please visit the microsite dedicated to the evaluation.