Whilst the clock is ticking down the time to the next EFPT tour stop in Six Fours les Plages, France a team of three is working on making this year's showdown as big as possible.
Event though the time for the organisation has been very restricted from the start, the event already gets a lot of attention within and outside of the UK borders. The directors of the event company 'XPLG' stated to us recently:
'With the first ever UK stage of the European Freestyle Pro Tour looming we are working around the clock to make it happen. The core team of 3 have been hard at it, negotiating the event site, the light wind activities and the social program. With so much to cover in such little time please let this be your assurance that we will make the event as sick as possible within the constraints of the budget that we are given.'
Weymouth which is favored by the gulf stream, delivers moderate temperatures even though in middle Europe the thermometer may already drop below zero. With a yearly wind statistic being above many other spots in the UK, it is highly likely that the Atlantic will brew up some strong winds at this ex-olympic sailing site.
Another bonus of the dates and location will be the bonfire night which is a custom that reminds of the failed mission by Guy Fawkes in the year 1605. Fawkes tried to blow up the parliament in the House of Lords to kill king Jacob I and his family, all members of the parliament, all bishops of the country as well as the majority of the english high nobility. Every year on 5th November the English people remember that day in the 17th century with fireworks, bonfires and torchlight processions.
The organisers considered this part of the english history and will involve the event:
'By pulling strings left, right and centre we managed to close the deal on an evening tow-in session on the Monday night, this will be in front of a huge crowd that gather on Weymouth's sea front to watch the traditional bonfire night with it's spectacular fireworks display. Following this, on that same evening as well as on the Saturday before we'll have two great party nights.'
We are convinced that due to a very motivated organisation and very convenient circumstances the CENTAUR King of the Wind Festival in Weymouth will be a big success, unforgettable for all participants and spectators and will be something else that people in England associate with the 5th of November.
Credits: XPLG; Maisie Squibb