Tiree Wave Classic

The Tiree Wave Classic, the longest running wavesailing event in the world, opened on Sunday 13th October for its 34th year.

Hosted up at the Lodge Hotel by Gott Bay, the Tiree Future Pro’s Coaching Camp would be taking place throughout the week, which several local children are taking part in including Eddie Maclean, Charlotte Vale, Sapphire Arkless and Magnus Robinson. The event kicked off with registration with over 70 competitors making the pilgrimage to Tiree, followed up by the “Meet the Pros” in the evening at the Lodge Hotel, providing Future Pro’s, competitors and spectators a chance to interact and learn from the best.

With weather fairly sunny and calm on Monday 14th October creating poor competing conditions, contestants instead took part in a beach clean at Hough Bay, organised by Catriona Spink.

Tuesday the 15th had contestants move to Crossapol beach for the best conditions for the competition, for the Masters’ class, the Ladies’ class and the Ams’ class. Other local competitors include former Future Pro Camp attendee Tristan Levie in the Pro Fleet and Stewart Cowling and Gavin Dunlop the Amateur fleet.

The Wave Classic is sponsored this year by Event Scotland – ‘Perfect Stage’, the Scottish Salmon Company, Tiree Community Development Trust, Argyll Estates – Inveraray Castle and thanks go to the Lodge Hotel for acting as the event HQ this year.

More info: tireewaveclassic.co.uk

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