After the negotiations with the organiser in West Wittering (UK) remained unsuccessful concerning the staging of the final EFPT tour stop in 2012, two young motivated windsurfers stepped into the game and asked about the possibility of organising the 2012 EFPT showdown in Weymouth, UK to promote their new event company 'Xtreme Playgrounds' (XPLG) and to get the European Freestyle Pro Tour riders to the UK.
Centaur to sponsor EFPT!
They managed to land a deal with a high class title sponsor, CENTAUR Travel from London and will run the EFPT 'King of the Wind' from the 3rd until the 6th of November 2012, right after the EFPT event in France.
Weymouth, which became popular world wide through the Olympic sailing competitions, delivers amazing conditions throughout the whole year with a high chance of wind, a good infrastructure and the OTC run by the very motivated and dedicated Tris Best.
We lay all our trust in a well organised final tour stop in the UK due to the involvement of the student scene (SWA), the OTC in Weymouth and a very big and motivated scene of freestyle windsurfers on site. Most importantly due to the motivation behind the headline sponsor Centaur Travel who provide a vast network of well established and reputable transport in the UK and further afield for sporting and corporate occasions.
We can tell you that work for the contest is being done 24/7 to set up the best possible event in this short time. We cannot give away too much about the program yet, but be sure to follow us for updates on the "CENTAUR King of the Wind Festival!"
For further information head to the EFPT website here.