2014 BWA Puravida/NoLimitz Cornwall Wave Classic


Since the BWA returned to Gwithian in 2009 this break has consistently delivered and 2014 was no exception. 70 of the UK’s top wavesilors descended on Peters point for the final round of the tour. Critically, the results of this event determine the final Championship results.

Day 1 was a dedicated Pros day but the waves didn’t arrive with enough power to contest. With improving swell on the forecast, Head Judge Ian Ross made the decision to hold off until Saturday.

Day 2 brought bigger waves and a solid South westerly wind. Competition commenced at 10.45 with the Youths hitting the water first. By 5pm 70 competitors had competed in the event with final results for the Pro, Women and Youth fleets.

Day 3 brought lighter winds but more swell. With only 2 final heats to run the Masters and Youths remained on standby for the day whilst the judging team waited patiently for a chance to start the event. By 2.30pm the skies turned menacingly dark and the judges jumped on the chance of heavy squalls to get the Masters into the water. And it paid off as both Ams and Masters we
re able to complete their finals before the sun came out and the wind deserted Peters Point.

3 days, 70 Competitors and 35 Heats completed this event has become one of the best organised and well-attended wave events on the BWA tour. The event also received fantastic volunteer support and a very warm welcome from the locals. This event is sure to continue for years to come.

The Pros

It was always going to be fierce in the pros with only 1 Championship point between Phil Horrocks (Gaastra,Tabou) and Ben Proffitt (Simmer,Simmer). Cornwall also brought out the big guns with Adam Lewis (Fanatic,North) hopping in from the Canary isles. Graham Woods (Goya) made a comeback after 2 years away in Oz and of course local Guru Andy King (Goya) came to party with a history of podium finishes at this event.
As it turned out King never got his game together and went out in the first round to Aleksy Gayda (RRD,RRD) who was on fire following his recent 2nd place in the Tiree ‘Quickening’.

Woods also put in a solid performance to share 5th with Gayda but it was young Horrocks who was to make it to the finals with big bro Phil, Lewis and Proffitt. As the final four got underway it was Phil and Dave Horrocks who were markedly commanding the heat with outstanding waveriding. It looked for a time that it would be a Horrocks double win until Dave fell victim to a bruising wipeout to emerge with a broken mast. Helpers on the beach of kit caddied replacement kit to David but it was too late as Proffitt and Lewis seized the chance to gain valuable points. By the end of a frenzied 10 minute heat Phil emerged the victor with a convincing performance. Proffitt took second and Lewis narrowly behind in third.

WOMEN
With 3 events in the UK completed, Justynia Sniady (Simmer,Simmer) and Sara Kellett sat in first and second and looked favourites at this event. Megan Gayda and Ping Ling had missed the Tiree event and so they were to have their own personal duel in the battle for Championship titles. With wind and waves building the women made enthusiastic use of the conditions and it soon became clear that it was going to be close. But it was another solid performance for Sniady to take her third win of the year. Taking second place, youngster Kellet has become one of the most improved sailors on the tour and is bound to join Sniady before too long on the PWA tour. Like her big brother, Gayda was on fire here and her experience in Brandon Bay was showing as she took the third place to leave Ping in fourth.

AMS

Once again the event organisers had to cap the fastest growing fleet of the tour at 32. Leading the tour, Mike Archer and Mike Wand Tetley had their eyes on the prize as bad luck befell Ben Page who is has an arm in plaster. Nial Mellon made the monster trip from Brandon Bay, Cornwall regular Will Barrett had his eyes on another podium finish with Gregg Dunnett attending his first BWA wave event. Lewis Merrony also returned after a year break. But it was shocks all around as both event favourites Archer and Wand-Tetley failed to advance from the semis to the final. In the final Mellon and Merrony proceeded to take every wave to pieces showing once again that both deserve a promotion to the Pro fleet in 2015. Mellon took the win with Will Barrett in 3rd and an excellent fourth place for Dunnett

YOUTH

Three of this years youths sat with equal Championship points going into this event and it was soon clear that despite their young years this fleet was ferocious as the Pros and none were put off by the building waves. James Arnell Smith was making his first BWA appearance and did well to also make his first final. ‘Ams crusher’ Freddie Ide has had a great run so and is always on hand to give the pros tips! But it was not to be his day as Jack Petit and Fin Mellon battled for the top two places. Watching all the youths you would easily be convinced you were watching the top Ams with a comment from one bystander of “These boys would woop Andy King the way he sailed yesterday!”. With slashy top turns in the final moments of the heat it was Jack Petit who moved slightly ahead on points to take his first win with Fin a very respectable second and Freddie in third.
It is very clear that the future looks bright and you can expect to see any one of these youngsters following Freddie Ide to the PWA tour before too long.

MASTERS

In the hotly contested Masters fleet, Tour leader Craig Hamilton started the event well but came unstuck in the 2nd round as Plymouth lad Dave Ewer once again commanded the waves. New to the tour in 2014 Kyle McGinn and Daniel Ramsden were also looking for podium results but it was local lad Justin Dennington that was here to spoil their party. A previous winner of the Cornwall event, Dennington looked at home in the Towans break but it was Ewer that sneaked ahead with bigger wave riding to take his second win here. McGinn took third and a cheery faced Ramsden gave a great account in his first Cornish Classic to take fourth.

Final Championship report to follow.


Report by Nigel Treacy, Chairman BWA.

Cornwall Classic - Day 2

Cornwall has a reputation for delivering consistent conditions and this year it has done it once again. Friday teased the Pros with light winds and small waves but by Saturday morning the Gwithian wave gods arrived.

71 competitors attended a safety briefing and guide to comp delivered by BWA Chairman, Nigel Treacy and Head Judge, Ian Ross. By 10.30am the first Youth competitors were assembled and ready fro action.

This year BWA trialled a coloured rashvest system which enabled the judges to identify every rider and every move.





In the Pros single elimination Phil Horrocks took the honours with solid scoring waves. Brother David was in second place for a short period until he suffered a broken mast to end in fourth. Ben Proffitt was hungry to take a win for the Championship but had to settle for 2nd. With the possibility of a double tomorrow there may still be chance for him.



Lewis Merrony returns to the event after a break and Gregg Dunnett looked strong in his first BWA comp. Regulars Will Barrett and Nial Melon also make the final here. With the light disappearing all four will have to wait for tomorrow for the final to run.



Favourite for this event is the old hand Dave Ewer who has several BWA wins under his belt. But with an oustanding performance in the recent Tiree Wave Classic, Kyle McGinn is another hot favourite. Daniel Ramsden has been polishing up his jumps on clinics recently and local lad Justin Dennington knows this break better than the rest giving him a great advantage. As with the Ams fleet there was not enough light to finish this comp and the Masters will have to wait for tomorrow for their final.


 Coming to the final event of the year there is nothing between the top four youths who are sitting with equal points. first in the Irish event, Nial Melon made the trip to Cornwall to battle against Jack Petit who recorded a first place in Wales. The mighty Freddie Ide is also firing with a great win at the recent Tiree Wave classic which saw him demolish several amateur sailors twice his age in a mixed comp. James Arnell-Smith attended his first BWA event and must be pleased to make the final with some great wavesailing. The final has run and the results are in.....but the competitors will have to wait until the results are announced tomorrow!



Justyna Sniady and Sarah Kellett continue their on-water battle for the Championship title. Both have plenty of podium finishes under their belts and both are capable of a win here. Megan Gayda has had a series of disappointing results in previous events but really seams to be getting her freak on in Cornwall with some great sailing. Regular attendee Ping Ling also sailed consistently to the final and has her eyes on a trophy. As with the Youths this final has been sailed but head judge Ian Ross is cruelly making them wait for that announcement tomorrow morning.












Update pros

Welcome to Puravida NoLimitz Cornwall Classic 2014. Pro skippers meeting 08.00hrs Friday at Gwithian Towans car park. No late entries!

Event Pack Released



The forecast looks strong for a great weekend sail in Cornwall and places are filling fast. Remember, this event will be capped due to popular demand. If you want to enter, there are just 3 things you need to do....get clicking, packing and driving!!!!

Join BWA (includes 365 days of insurance) Click Here

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Download Event Pack: Click Here Contains everything you need to know abut the event.

Cornwall Classic - Event Info

BWA 2015 
Puravida/NoLimitz Cornwall Classic

THE FORECAST IS ON!!!!!
The final and biggest event of each year  in the BWA calendar is hotting up with wind forecast from Friday and through the weekend. We are urging everyone to book online NOW as places are going fast and we will be capping numbers.


WHERE?
HQ for this year's event is the Bluff Inn, Phillack Towens, TR27 5AF
the provisional sailing meeting point will be the car park next to Sunset cafe postcode TR27 5BT but be sure to check on the day. More information on the BWA website listed below:

PRO FLEET
With a solid forecast, the PRO fleet is now confirmed to run Fri 31st Nov to Sun 2nd Nov.
All Pros must pre-enter before closing time which will be 9pm on Thursday. If you are unable to pre-enter you must call Nigel on 07977419283 before 9pm on Thursday evening.
All Pros must attend the first skippers meeting which will be 09.00hrs Friday morning at the Gwithian Towans Car Park, TR27 5BT (near Sunset cafe).
                                                                           
AMATEUR FLEETS (Ladies, Youth and Masters)
All AMS fleets will run Saturday 1st Nov & Sunday 2nd Nov only.
Due to previous over-subscription we recommend pre-entry to secure a place and get the discount. Ams online registartion will close at 21.00hrs Thursday night. If you are unable to do this there may be an opportunity to enter on Friday evening 8pm-10.30pm at the Bluff or call Nigel on 07977419283.No late entries will be taken on Saturday morning i.e. don't turn up in your PJ's wandering around Gwithian car Park asking "is there a comp on ere mate?"

EVENT PACK
An Event Pack will be published online on the BWA website listed below. In addition we will endeavour to email these out to all entries. We will not be publishing packs as hard copies so make sure you access and read the contents.

COLOURED RASHY
In readiness for  2014 we will be trialling our coloured rashy system. No more attaching streamers to your kit, the beach crew will be issuing four different colour rashvests depending on your heat making it easier for the judges to spot your moves on the water.

PRE ENTRY
Pre-Entry here: http://cornwallwaveclassic.co.uk/event-registration-form/
Pre-entry entitles you to a discount on the entry fee but don't forget you will still need to register at the event before competing. 
All sailors need to be a member of BWA/UKWA. This can be done here:
https://ukwindsurfing.com/membership/ 

MORE INFO
All other event info will be here (due to be updated by Monday 27th October):http://cornwallwaveclassic.co.uk/
Any queries email nigel@britishwavesailingassociation.com)
Make sure you check the BWA site for updates: http://britishwavesailingassociation.com/

Schedule in a nutshell...
Thursday  21.00hrs: All online Registration closes.
Friday       09.00hrs: First PRO Skippers meeting.
Friday       20.00 - 22.30hrs: Ams Registration at the Bluff Inn.
Saturday: First Skippers meeting TBC (will be posted on BWA site / facebook site: 'British Wavesailing Association').

Nigel Treacy, Tour Director, Chairman BWA

Cornwall Wave Classic 2014 in association with Puravida and NoLimitz

THE FINAL APPROACHES.... one week away!
The 2014 BWA  Cornwall Classic in association with Puravida and RB Sails. 

The final BWA wave event of 2014 is now only a week away and all this recent wind promises to deliver a fantastic comp once again.
Since BWA first ran this event in 2009 it has become the most popular and reliable event with Gwithian and Marazion delivering heart stopping conditions every year. This is a not-to-be-missed event and will conclude with the BWA crowning the British Champions of 2014.

PRO FLEET
The PRO fleet is provisionally scheduled to run Fri 31st Nov Sun 2nd Nov and this year the organisers are watching the forecast closely with the option of either starting a day early (Thu) or finishing a day late  (Mon) for the PRO fleet. Watch the BWA site for updates: http://britishwavesailingassociation.com/
Pros must pre-enter before closing time which will be 9pm on evening prior to the event start. If you are unable to pre-enter you must call Nigel on 07977419283 before 9pm on same evening.

AMATEUR FLEETS
All AMS fleets (Ams, Ladies, Youth & Masters) will run Saturday 1st Nov & Sunday 2nd Nov only. Pre-enter to ensure you don't miss out.
Due to previous over-subscription we recommend pre-entry to ensure a place and get the discount. If you are unable to do this there may be an opportunity to enter on Friday evening 8pm-11pm at the Bluff or call Nigel 07977419283.

PRE ENTRY
Pre-Entry here: http://cornwallwaveclassic.co.uk/event-registration-form/
Pre-entry entitles you to a discount on the entry fee but don't forget you will still need to register at the event before competing.
All sailors need to be a member of BWA/UKWA. This can be done here: https://ukwindsurfing.com/membership/

MORE INFO
All other event info will be here (due to be updated by Monday 27th October):http://cornwallwaveclassic.co.uk/
Any queries email nigel@britishwavesailingassociation.com)

Triple Elimination heats

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