A new event in Southern Italy and a change in dates of the Alcati event


The PWA just announced two news in their 2012 tourcalendar. A new event in southern Italy could happen as the first event of the season.

“The PWA is proud to announce a new addition to the 2012 PWA World Tour. For the first time in 10 years, Italy will play host to the finest windsurfers in the world as they battle it out for PWA World Championship points at the Reggio Calabria PWA Slalom World Cup:
From the 19th to 24th April, the PWA Slalom fleet – men and women – will descend on the ancient city of Reggio Calabria on the “toe” of the Italian peninsula. With reliable warm weather and predictable thermal winds, Reggio Calabria is well known as one of Southern Italy’s premier windsurfing locations. The architecture and classical atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city, set a beautiful contrast to the hi tech, adrenaline charged action that will take place on the water.” (PWA)

Overall there are 9 Slalom events on the actual PWA tourplan. That would be a new record since 2005, when the Slalom discipline got reintroduced!!

Here is a link to a windstatistics of that area


Fast Slalom racing at Alacati bay in 2011 (Pic: PWA/John Carter).


The second news is that the dates for the Alacati event got changed: The dates for the Pegasus Airlines Slalom World Cup, at Alacati, Turkey, have now been moved. The event will now take place from the 27th August to the 1st September 2012 instead having the racing highlight earlier in August.


© PWAworldtour 2012, John Carter