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Texel Race 2003
Posted On:  26/08/2003
Texel Race 2003

Coming Saturday, September 20th, the start of the 14th Race around Texel for windsurfers (not to be confused with the catmaran-race around the island) is planned to take place. In Europe this event is the heaviest windsurfing race to be sailed. Next to a stretch over the North Sea, the participants also have to deal with the severe conditions of the sea between the islands of Texel and Vlieland and the shallowness of the Waddensea. And if that is yet not enough, there is also the chance of changes in windforce and flow which sometimes make a change of equipment necessary.

Since 1994 the record of the Texel Race stands in name of Ron Ruiter with a time of 1:53 hour. Dependent on the wind conditions we think it’s about time the record will be beaten this year.

Because of the heaviness of the race and the safety measurements within the scope of it, the race is not meant to be sailed by everyone. According to a certain procedure the Dutch top 50 of windsurfers will be invited for participation. The organisation will also try to attract foreign topsurfers.

The race will start Saturday, September 20th at 12 o’clock from “Paal 9”, near by Den Hoorn. The opening ceremony will take place at 11 o’clock by the mayor of Texel. After the opening the skippersmeeting will take place. Dependent on the wind and weather conditions, the participants will finish a few hours later at “Paal 9”, where a warm welcome will wait for them.

For more information about the Texel Race, we advise you to go to our website: WWW.TEXELRACE.NL

Location: Texel is an island in the Waddensea. You can go there by the ferry boat from Den Helder. Time schedules and prices are to be found at WWW.TESO.NL .

Registration: If you want to register for participation to the Texel Race 2003, please visit our website WWW.TEXELRACE.NL
via “deelnemers/sollicitatie”, you can e-mail us your registration.

Equipment: Equipment is free. The regular equipment is comparable to the Formula Windsurfing.

Stay: Only if you stay in a tent, caravan or camper, you can stay FOR FREE at holiday park the KRIM WWW.KRIM.NL For hotel reservations we refer to the VVV on Texel:

Stichting Texel Race
Postbus 78

telephone : 0031 222-318243
faxnumber : 0031 222-318513

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