Tiree Wave Clas­sic is the world’s long­est run­ning wind­surf­ing event

The Oban Times - - Sport -

THE 30th an­nual Tiree Wave Clas­sic took place last week and it ‘had it all’.

The event, which was founded in 1986, is the long­est run­ning wind­surf­ing event in the world.

The event started on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 15 and fin­ished a week later on Oc­to­ber 22.

As well as the main com­peti- tions, there was a youth camp run­ning along­side the event.

Phil Hor­rocks, who was the over­all pro­fes­sional win­ner of the 2016 clas­sic, posted on so­cial me­dia af­ter the event.

He said: ‘A great week at the 30th Tiree Wave Clas­sic. Some top drawer sail­ing and su­per fun con­di­tions, mixed in with beau­ti­ful weather and surf­ing round­ing it off nicely. We had it all.

‘Re­ally happy with how it all went. There was some great sail­ing from every­one.’

Re­sults of the Tiree Wave Clas­sic were: Pro­fes­sion­als - 1 Phil Hor­rocks; 2 Andy ‘Bub­ble’ Cham­bers; 3 Chris ‘Muzza’ Mur­ray. Am­a­teurs - 1 Louis Mor­ris; 2 Tris­tan Le­vie; 3 Jack Pet­tit. Ladies - 1 Sarah Bibby; 2 Blue Martin; 3 Jenna Pet­tit. Masters - 1 Justin Den­ing­ton; 2 Gra­ham Pet­tit; 3 John Ma­clawrence.

Pho­to­graph: Richard Whit­son.

Win­ner of the pro­fes­sional sec­tion at the Tiree Wave Clas­sis was Phil Hor­rocks.

Pho­to­graph: Richard Whit­son.

Tiree surfer Tris­tan Le­vie pulling off a push-loop dur­ing the AMS dou­ble elim­i­na­tion fi nal.

Surfers in ac­tion at Bale­phuil.

Pho­to­graph: Timmy Vowles.

Spec­ta­tors get a bird’s eye view of the ac­tion.

Pho­to­graph: Mal­colm Steel.

Andy ‘Bub­ble’ Cham­bers in ac­tion.

Pho­to­graph: T immy Vowles.

Wil­liam An­gus of Tiree’s Wild Di­a­mond Water­sports is one of the or­gan­is­ers of the Wave Clas­sic.

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