An East Kilbride windsurfer is preparing to represent Scotland next month, for the 25th anniversary of the world famous Tiree Wave Classic.
Some of the world’s finest windsurfers will descend on the remote Hebridean island of Tiree from October 8th.
Alan Jackson, who works in the Parks department for South Lanarkshire Council, is expected to be the highest ranking Scot taking part in the professional division.
“I just saw all these people come up to Scotland, and I wanted to be a part of it!” Alan says. “It’s a Scottish event – and very well supported – and it's great to challenge the other nations on home soil!”
Alan, who was the British windsurfing slalom champion in 2007, admits he won’t find it easy to win the event. “I just want to be competitive,” he says, “It would be amazing to win, but if I could repeat last year’s fifth place finish I’d be really happy.”