National Windsurfing Festival - Hayling Island - Beach

Sat 4th - Sun 5th September

National Windsurfing Festival (NWF) 2010

This years National Windsurfing Festival will be held at Beachlands, Hayling Island on 4-5th Sept 2010.

With the support of Havant Borough Council and the windsurfing industry, the UK's annual premier windsurfing event will take place, encouraging all abilities of sailor, especially the free-rider, with it's series of master blasters, sponsored by our windsurfing industry throughout the weekend. We have the widest array of the UK's windsurfing gurus at hand, providing clinics and advice throughout the weekend as well as the latest equipment being exhibited within the trade marquees.

On Saturday evening we have the NWF fancy dress party that incorporates the unique Night Windsurf spectacle. There really is something for everyone at this year’s NWF, with limited entry. Secure your place online from1st June. More information and entry details can be found at www.nationalwindsurfingfestival.com or keep up with the latest news and information by becoming a fan of the NWF 2010 Facebook page.

Venue

The Hayling Seafront is primarily a shingle beach above the high tide mark, with long stretches of sand below this line. About a third of the beach is protected by groynes. West Beach is Haylings most popular beach, and designated a windsurfing area. At high tide the waters can get deep quickly with the shelving of the beaches, at low tide the waters are usually shallow.

Directions

Racers starting off the beach at a Hayling slalom event.
  • From the A27, take the Havant/Hayling exit.
  • Head south on the A3023 on to Hayling island.
  • At Mill Rythe roundabout (approx 2 miles from bridge ) take right exit.
  • At Beachlands roundabout (approx 1 mile) take right exit After approx 1/2 mile, left just west of the bottom of Staunton Avenue.

Parking / Camping

This is a Pay and Display parking area.

Please note:

"Overnight parking is not officially permitted by Havant Borough Council so our advice, as with the National Windsurfing Festival, is to use your own discretion and common sense. Considerate parking and behaviour hasn't attracted attention here before."

Hayling Island Tourism tel: 023 9246 7111; or go to havant.gov.uk For campers you can try 'The Oven', Manor Road tel 023 9246 4695. Another useful site is haylingisland.net.

Facilities

The action takes place from the 'INN on the BEACH' where the race office will be based. Many thanks to our hosts at the INN! This building is right on the waters edge with a large deck for spectators to watch the racing; also bars and conservatory upstairs, with fantastic views of the Solent.

Tourist Information / Accommodation

Hayling Island Tourism tel: 023 9246 7111 ; or go to havant.gov.uk For campers you can try 'The Oven' ,Manor Road tel 023 9246 4695. See also the resort guide, tourist information, and haylingisland.net

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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.