CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 RS:X Youth 2014 World Windsurfing Championships will take place from October 18 to 25 in Clearwater Beach, a first time US event for this sport. Preparations are in full swing and more than 85 competitors from 19 nations and four continents have registered. This international event was originally planned for Herzliya, Israel but organizers moved the event to the US.
The City of Clearwater, in partnership with Tampa Bay Charities, Clearwater Community Sailing Center, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission and the Clearwater Yacht Club, are pleased to host such a spectacular event at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. With its award-winning sugar white sand beaches, Clearwater Beach is a perfect fit for this event. Drawing hundreds of thousands of tourists yearly, the City and the beach will be an ideal backdrop for this international event. www.VisitClearwaterFlorida.com
The Gulf of Mexico makes for ideal sailing conditions and great hospitality by the city's residents and beach community. "I'm proud to be a part of this international youth sporting event. Hosting it in Clearwater is sure to be a fabulous experience for the participants and spectators," says race co-organizer Frank Chivas.
"Windsurfing has been an Olympic sport for thirty years," says Jerome Samson, President of United States Windsurfing. He adds, "The worldwide youth pipeline has never been this strong. We're absolutely delighted to welcome the best young windsurfers in the world to the US. This is the birthplace of our sport, after all. We are all looking forward to a spectacular event!"
Countries that are on the entry list include: Aruba, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Estonia, Spain, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, and the US, with more expected to sign up in the days to come.
Regularly voted as one of America's most beautiful beaches, Clearwater is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events such as the upcoming annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday (Oct 16 – 19, 2014), Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training, and the annual Bright House Clearwater Super Boat National Championship and Seafood Festival.
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SOURCE City of Clearwater, Fla.