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07/09/2007 - created by Brian McDowell

Pegasus Aırlınes Surf’n Sound Sports And Musıc Festıval Hits Alaçati

The Fastest windsurfers in the world will be in Turkey for the Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup from 13 -18th August 2007

For the third consecutive year, the Mediteranen’s premier sport and music festival, the PEGASUS AIRLINES  SURF’N SOUND will be held in Alaçati - Turkey’s key European windsurfing location.

Pegasus Airlines is the title sponsor of the PWA World Cup Alaçatı. The  “Flying Horse” logo of Pegasus will adorn the sails of the legendary windsurfers it’s attracted.

Pegasus Airlines has made flying easy based on the principles of being safe, economic and flying right on time, and is reinforcing its youthful and dynamic image by sponsoring the PWA World Cup.

The 6th stop on the 2007 PWA Slalom tour will be organized by Sportworks, for and on behalf of the Turkish Sailing Federation, and under the specified conditions laid down by PWA for it’s elite level ratification. The best men and women racers worldwide will compete for the enticing € 45K prize purse

Having already organised the 2004 IMCO Worlds, the 2005 IFCA Slalom Europeans, the 2006 RS:X Europeans, and 2006 IFCA / PWA Slalom World Championship, the Turkish Sailing Federation and Sportworks are proud to host another major windsurfing event in Turkey again.

Amongst the top names lured to Alacati, are Former PWA World Champions, Antoine Albeau (Starboard / NeilPryde), Micah Buzianis (JP, Neil Pryde), Kevin Pritchard (Starboard, Maui Sails) and Bjorn Dunkerbeck (T-1 North Sails), plus 2006 Alacay winner Finian Maynard (F2 /NeilPryde) who’ll be sure to stake their claims in the scintillating title race.

They'll be joined by the very the best in the women's game such as Karin Jaggi (F2, North Sails).

Homegrown talent will also represent the host nation. The best Turkish Women windsurfers such as Çağla Kubat and  L. Aylin Erdil, Gül Tercan will compete alongside Turkish stars and PWA regulars Bora Kozanoğlu, Hüseyin Sert, and Ali Palamutçu in the men’s fleet.

Pegasus Airlines  Sport and Music Festival will also cover lots of musical activities during the event. Babylon Alaçatı is set to be the main concert area and the Power FM DJ’s will entertain the windsurfers and spectators alike

Co-sponsor Jim Beam will give the energy to the crowd with different activities.
All the windsurfers and the organization members are going to have the fastest internet connection by TTNet.

The Snickers® Freestyle Windsurf Show will provifde bonus action with the best freestyle windsurfers in Turkey attracting the spectators with their amazing tricks.

The PWA World Cup will start on 13th August with registration and a high-profileOpening Ceremony, and end  on 18th August with a Medal&Closing ceremony. On 17th Surf’n Sounders will enjoy the Karina  concert at Babylon Alaçatı. Plus, on the closing day of the World Cup after the medal ceremony there will be a Punch concert at the competiton area, and by midnight everybody will party at the Babylon Alaçatı with Nouvelle Vague.

Alongside title sponsors Pegasus Airlines,  Jim Beam, Ford, Snickers®, İz air, Reef, Jansport and Foster’s proudly co-sponsor the festival, alongside TTNet as the communication partner , media partners  CNN TURK, Milliyet, Power FM and the Active Alaçatı Surf Center as the official venue.


You can see the dedicated event website at www.surfnsound.org 


PWA / Brian McDowell

 

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