Cup 2 - Bridlington
Sat 23rd - Mon 25th May
The UKWA National Championships 2009 continues at Bridlington over the second May Bank Holiday Weekend. And What a way to spend a bank holiday. The UKWA has raced at Bridlington for many years, with excellent parking, a friendly Northern welcome, a beautiful beach and wonderful local facilities we can look forward to three days af action packed racing. Although perceeved to be a long way, the roads are good which cuts journey time and with three days racing Bridlington is well worth the drive as well as providing excellent value. You will also find the best Fish and Chips in the Country on sale in Bridlington.
About The Cup Series
The cup series objective is to provide high quality racing for
Techno OD 6.8 & 7.8
Racing will take place on a variety of courses depending on conditions. Whilst these events will attract the top course racers from the UK and abroad, if this is your first event, do not be deterred, you are most welcome. Make yourself known to the race office and we will not only welcome you but we will make every effort to make your first event a memorable and enjoyable experience
The UK National Champion will be decided by the British Open at Weymouth on Oct 31st & Nov 1st (in conjunction with the RYA) plus ones best 4 results from the 5 cup events.
On the Saturday evening we have a FREE session in Leisure World, with wave pool and slides, from 6.30 to 7.30 pm - only a short walk along the promenade. Showers are available ; but the management insist on 'proper attire'. The shower / changing area is unisex so please take care to respect their hospitality. You will need ID, supplied at the race office, to get in.
Alexandra Promenade, North Beach Bridlington
About The Venue
Alexadra Promenade, Bridlington. We will be welcomed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and will be well looked after at our northernmost venue. This event always attracts lots of interested spectators, so please take a moment to answer any questions and promote our sport of windsurfing. Bridlington is friendly, seaside town with lots to do for everyone.
The Council supply a race office and an excellent public address system which enables competitors and spectators keep up to date with all the latest information.
There are toilets and water on the promenade, and we have access to the showers at Leisure World (Saturday evening) further along the promenade towards the town.
Movement of kit accross the front will be strictly restricted to first thing in the morning and early evening. Please make sure you have everything you need on the beach first thing. Please respect the local comunity and keep the walkways clear.
There is a good cafe close to the race office , which will be situated at town end of promenade. Please keep this area clear of your kit. Shops ,pubs and restaurants are all close by, as are Hotels and Guest Houses.
From the south: M1/M18/M62 to Howden, then A614/A163/A166 through the Wolds, to Bridlington. From the north: A1 to A19/A166 (inland route) or A171/A165 (coastal route) When you arrive in Bridlington, follow signs for North Beach. It's on North Beach promenade.
Camping is permitted free of charge on Alexandra Promenade. As usual please park sensibly. This is a popular venue, and space is limited, and spread out along the length of the promenade. Those of you who were at previous events will understand! Please park facing the sea, and do not block the promenade - a tourist noddy train will be operating all the time we are there, and many other wheeled vehicles eg children on bikes, as well as pedestrians need room to pass.
Park as tight as possible; do not block the steps down on to the promenade; there is a no parking zone (it is a reserved for disabled) at one end of the upper promenade, at the point where you access the promenade with vehicles. We also have the use of the lower promenade to the left of the access point.
Please keep your speed down to a minimum on arrival and departure. Remember the land train has absolute right of way.
Contact East Riding Tourist Information on 01262 673474 / 679626
Terms of attendance
The UKWA reserves the right to exclude or expel any member / non member / family / group or individual from its event site should it be considered that they may by their actions or the perception of such bring the UKWA, its hosts other parties or individuals into disrepute. The UKWA Committee, in part or in it’s entirety, shall be the sole judge of such action, and their decision is deemed final.
Persons expelled shall leave the event site within 30 minutes of any verbal notice and shall not return. Exclusion may be deemed temporary (this event) or permanent (all events). Permanent expulsion shall be the decision of the elected committee and shall be confirmed in writing within 21 days of any temporary expulsion, however any excluded individual may not attend any UKWA events during this period of consideration.