But it will not be on an island this time, and it will be part of the French Slalom Cup 2012.
organizers:We want to organize a contest open to almost everybody. We want the street skateboarders and longboarders to join the slalom skateboarders in a fun contest. That’s why we chose to run a slalomcross in order to please the longboard racers. But expect also a curvy and smooth giant slalom that slalomers will enjoy.
The Island Slalom Tour crew organizes contests since 2006. Some great racers such as Vincent Berruchon and Petr Novotny were really satisfied to take part in our contests. We are co-organizing the event with a local skating association, who already organized several street skating contests. We will be supplying them with our knowledge about slalom skateboarding.
As the spot is located in the heart of the city, we can expect a fair number of spectators during the summer holidays.
Charles Thubert charlytutu[AT]yahoo[DOT]fr
Vincent Tanguy Vincent[AT]sports-extremes[DOT]net
Dates & title of Contest: 2012, July 8th Douarnenez Slalom Tour
Location of Contest: Douarnenez, Brittany, FRANCE
Number and type of events at this contest (hybrid, tight, etc): Giant slalom, slalomcross
Sanction status: Basic
Classes of competitors: Open
# Of runs per competitor, qualification method, bracketing method:
Giant: Two or three runs each, best run counts.
Slalomcross : Quals determined by giant times, then one on one.
Permits, insurance, arrangements for road closures, etc:
Permit already obtained from the city
Insurance with the French Federation : MMA
Prizes and value of prizes to be awarded: Not decided yet. Probably some gifts from local partners.
Venue description (surface, pitch, length, cone distance, etc):
About 200m long, one right turn just after the start, then a left hairpin, and about 100m straight line until the finish line. Curvy and relatively fast giant.
Venue attractions (local attractions for non-skaters):
Douarnenez is a charming small town (15 000 inhabitants), with a boat museum, it’s definitely worth a round. Some very good surf spots are nearby the city.
Internet coverage. One of the organizer owns the http://ist2011.over-blog.com website, the other one writes for http://www.sports-extremes.net and http://www.skateslalom.fr .
Competitor amenities (lodging, meals, gifts, etc):
Water on site. The local association will be selling some refreshments. Expect a very low entry fee.
Expected Schedule on July 8th :
10am – 1pm : Giant slalom
2pm – 5pm : Slalomcross
The hairpin in the middle of the spot.