La Tranch Sur Mer to host The 2019 IFCA Youth and Women World Championships including the IFCA Slalom Junior Championships from the 24th till the 29th of June. This Championship offers a prize purse of 5.000 Euros for the Women division who will compete beside the Youth Men for the 2019 Slalom World Champion Title.

Organizer Jean Pierre Guitton:
The Cercle Nautique Tranchais organizes the world championships in order to promote the practice of Windsurfing in La Tranche Sur Mer and to motivate people to learn this activity in the slalom or wave disciplines. Through these events our objective is to encourage the practice of windsurfing by setting up an international event, gathering some of the best windsurfers in the world.

Raid La Tranche – Ile de Ré
For more than 30 years, the CNT organizes many sail events such as World, France Nationals and European Championship. Not to mention our traditional ”Raid La Tranche – Ile de Ré”, which has been organized for 36 years, which in fact one of the most important Windsurf events in France. The 36th edition of the Raid Windsurf is open to boards with or without Foil, with a separate classification and prize money of 2.700€ divided between the categories. Both categories will be starting on the same line, but each category will be clearly distinguished to make about 22 km between La Tranche Sur Mer and Ile de Ré. If the weather forecast is unfavorable to reach the Ile De Ré, a coastal race will be organized.

IFCA President Ruben Petrisie:
We are happy to return to the west coast of France at the Cercle Nautique Tranhaise in La Tranche Sur Mer, the home of numerous great windsurfing champions. Back in 2017, IFCA successfully held the Women Worlds and Men Europeans with over 70 competitors. Also, have we been able to witness one of the largest participation numbers for women in recent years at this venue. La Tranche grants a lot of space, great facilities, and great race management personnel. This time the primary focus will not only be on the Women World Championship but also on – the strong arising Youth division – the future competitors of our sport. I am looking forward to welcoming you all on the 24th of June.

The city of the Tranche Sur Mer is ideally suited for the practice of windsurfing, with its several spots and the orientation of its thermal wind. The presence of reception facilities and its spots makes it a favorite place. A giant screen installed on the beach will allow you to watch the evolution of competitors by live-stream. Parking and restorations are on site. The competition site located in the city center will allow you to easily discover this event, animated by sliding sports with windsurfing, kitesurf and also skateboard activities. Moreover, a big tent will be installed on the beach and will allow competitors to store their equipment during the competition week.

It is with great pleasure that the Cercle Nautique Tranchais will host in 2019 the IFCA slalom youth and women world championships in windsurfing. The city of La Tranche Sur Mer is very involved in board sports and will welcome competitors, their family, and friends with open arms.




images: CNT / Claude Thirode

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