Freestyle Tour 2 - Minnis Bay
Sat 28th - Mon 30th May
Minnis Bay, Birchington, Kent.
If travelling from North of the River Thames, then take the Dartford crossing on the M25 and then follow the M2 towards Canterbury.
If travelling from South of London or the West, take the M25 to junction 5, then take the M26 and join the M20. Follow this for a few junctions until you reach the A249 (Junction 7, Detling Road). Take this road and join the M2 at junction 5.From either of the above routes, follow the M2 East until the motorway ends at junction 7. Get in the right hand lane and take the A299 towards Margate.
Once you're on the A299 towards Margate, go past Whitstable (nice town to visit for when it isn't windy), then past Herne Bay. You will then reach a large roundabout.Take the second exit towards Margate on the A28. After a mile or so, you will have reached a mini roundabout at the top of the main shopping street for the village of Birchington.
At this mini roundabout, turn left, and continue through the main shopping street. Stop in the village to pick up provisions if you need anything, such as pies or Mars bars.Keep going past all the shops, under the railway bridge, and eventually, after another mile, you will reach the sea at Minnis Bay.
Turn left when you are at the T-junction facing the sea. Continue to the end of the road and into the car park.
If travelling from Dover, take the A2 out of town and after 1 mile take the 2nd exit onto the A256 signposted Ramsgate, Sandwich.
Follow the A256 for 18 miles and then take 1st exit onto the A299 signposted London, Canterbury, M2.
After approx 3 miles, take the 3rd exit onto Minster road B2048 and continue until reaching Birchington. Follow the signs to Minnis Bay from there.
There is a large car park available for cars, vans, motorhomes & caravans at the race site.
The car park will be pay and display until 18:00 hrs on Friday evening and from that time on, a small charge for parking over the weekend will be collected from competitors and visitors at registration.
Please note that there will be no camping for tents.
There are public toilets situated in the car park, and Minnis Bay sailing club have kindly agreed to the use of their changing and shower facilities for the duration of the event. They will also be running a galley and bar for refreshments during the course of the weekend. Please take advantage of this facility.
There is a large grassy rigging area adjacent to the car park.
The following web sites provide some useful local information:
Details of camping and other accommodation in the area can be found on minnisbaywindsurfingclub.org.uk/stay.htm.
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.