Beautiful sunshine greeted the competitors this morning - a welcome relief from the driving rain of yesterday! After drying out their vans and sweeping away the sand (which gets everywhere), the sailors gathered for the official Tiree TurfDog Competition at Crossapol beach. TurfDog had brought up 6 boards for the contest just for this very purpose.
First up was the slalom event; with 12 entrants and three man heats it was hotly contested. The final saw Colin Dixon, Andy Chambers, Rich Jones and Aleksy Gayda go head to head. Team Club Vass came first and second with 14 year old Aleksy Gayda in third and Rich Jones in fourth.
Then we had the Freestyle contest where we saw an array of tricks on the TurfDog Freestyle Pro boards. Flakas, e-sliders, cana bravas, clew first spocks, aerial duck gybes, ramp jumping...it was going off!! But in the end the two sailors who stood out were Andy Chambers (current UK Freestyle Champion) and Graham Woods of Team Airborn. Andy took the win as judged by his fellow competitors.
The wind is forecast to come back tommorow, around 20-30knots from the south, so it could well be back at The Maze for an early start.
TurfDog Slalom Results
1. Colin Dixon 2. Andy \'Bubble\' Chambers 3. Dave Gayda 4. Rich Jones
TurfDog Freestyle Results
1. Andy \'Bubble\' Chambers 2. Graham Woods 3. Aleksy Gayda 4. Colin Dixon
Photo Credit: TurfDog