‘Tiree is an iconic location and it’s great to be back, especially with the addition of local bodies within the organisation of the event. You can feel the positive support from the community and as a competitor that really makes a big difference.’
‘The only negative about this event is that I have to leave. The waves weren’t huge during my heats but you really see the potential and in that respect Scotland really is the perfect stage! Every time I’m here I’m impressed with the amateur fleet pushing each other. You know, guys like Tristan Levie and Stewart Cowling with that young blood rivalry. I can really relate to that growing up competing against Phil Horrocks.’‘You need someone to compete against to push you! Thats how the sport progresses, especially in Britain with smaller numbers’ – Adam chimed in.
‘Absolutely and look at guys like Scotty McDowell, he has never lost his buzz for this event and i think the rest of the amateur fleet really look to him as someone they want to steal the sword from!’ – said Ben.