RS:One World Championship 2014 the world’s championship for Windsurfing will be hosted for the first time in Indonesia, at the beautiful Trikora Beach on the north eastern coast of the island of Bintan from 15 – 20 December 2014.
Organized by the Indonesian Sailing Federation in collaboration with the Trikora Beach Club and Neil Pryde Ltd., the event is supported by the regional government of Bintan Island Regency in the province of the Riau archipelago.
Already more than 60 participants from 11 countries are confirmed to join the championship.
“RS: One is an exciting, ISAF approved one-design racing class by NeilPryde. One sail-one board competition, the same equipment. It’s the rider that makes the difference” (http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/windsurfing_competion_0001v01news1080.htm)
The event is multi-format racing and is an “open entry” event. Men and Women will race separately so that awards for championship will go both to the Best Man and Best Woman to win the “2014 RS:One World Champion“
Participants will be categorized in the “Espoir” category for those under 22 years, and “Master” for those 40 years and above.
Trikora Beach is a kilometers long stretch of white sandy beach that fringes the north eastern coast of the island of Bintan, facing the South China Sea.
The Windsurfing Championship at Trikora Beach Bintan is planned to become an annual event, which is expected to an attract increasing number of participants to Trikora and the many wonders of Bintan and the Riau Islands.
Today Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air serve daily flights from Jakarta to the modern Raja Haji Fasibilillah airport of Tanjung Pinang, largest town on the island, and capital of the province of the Riau Archipelago.
Situated right opposite Singapore, about an hour’s ferry ride away, there are daily ferries that depart from the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore both to the city of Tanjung Pinang or to the Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal of Bintan Resorts in the north of Bintan.
There are a number of hotels along Trikora Beach. For a list of accommodation along Trikora Beach, Tanjung Pinang or in Bintan Resorts check out : http://www.indonesia.travel/en/destination/1082/trikora-beach
For more information on the Windsurfing Championship log on to : www.trikorabeachclub.com.
For Notice of Race : http//internationalwindsurfing.com
Trikora Beach Club is located at: Km. 40 Desa Teluk Bakau, Bintan, The Riau Islands.