Slalom 2 - Weymouth Academy

Sat 21st - Sun 22nd May

About Slalom

The BSA represents windsurfing in its purest form. No matter what your ability, the kit you use or the discipline you specialise in, everyone can relate to the exhilaration of blasting back and forth, trying to squeeze that extra bit of juice out of your kit whilst racing your mates.

At an event you choose a fleet to join depending on your ability, and blast around a simple course, trying to get to the finish the quickest!

At the events, there are several fleets:

  • Master Blaster Fleet: Any kit, launch from the beach, get around one bouy any way you can, and get back! First back to the flag wins.
  • Amatuer Fleet: The stepping-stone to the Pros, you need to be able to gybe around a 5 bouy downwind course.
  • Pro Fleet: People who have plenty of competitive experience, and racing slalom within the International Rules.

Finishing at the flag.

If you are not a member of the UKWA you can still enter in the Master Blaster fleet, although we do have to charge an extra £10 to cover event insurance.

For the Amateur or Pro fleet you need to be a UKWA member to enter an event, then online entry is easy (see membership for more).

Jaffa Oranges Citrus Surf

CItrus Surf PictureThe OTC is very pleased to announce that Jaffa Oranges are the headline sponsor of the BSA event in Weymouth this May. Click on the image on the right for more information...

Hosted by Tushingham and The Official Test Centre (OTC), the Jaffa event aims to be 'mass participation' spectacle with taster sessions in windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding and open-water swimming all taking place during the same weekend.

There will be a barbeque lit during the Saturday where those taking part can buy themselves lunch to replenish their energy levels before the afternoon's activities. There will then be a party in the Academy's Spinnakers Bar in the evening, with live music and a DJ.

The facilities on site at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) are second to none, and make the perfect site for an event that is not to be missed.

A special promotion for this event 'GIRLS GO FREE'. Starboard Tushingham and the OTC are offering free entry to all ladies and girls to this event, so this is a great oppertunity to 'have a go' without any cost. 

  • Speed slalom and Freeride kit from Tushingham & Starboard on demo
  • Expert advice and dedicated weekend-long demo by professional OTC staff
  • Taster sessions run by OTC for non-windsurfers (conditions permitting)
  • MASTER BLASTER simple, accessible racing for anyone
  • AMATEUR FLEET catering for most competitors with racing experience
  • PRO FLEET for the fastest guys and those looking to mix it with the country's best!
  • Professional photography for all fleets
  • Great prizes

Overnight Parking

Please book directly with Weymouth sailing academy.

Venue

Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy.

WPNSA, Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1SA Tel 01305 866000

About The Academy

WPNSA officially opened on 1st April 2000, with residence taken up in the converted ex-naval offices, whilst the plans for the new Academy were taking shape.

The clubhouse was opened officially in June 2005 and includes 30 pontoons, new slipways and much expanded room for boat storage and car parking.

The academy has excellent shower, toilet and changing facilities. In addition there is a cafe style restaurant with free wi-fi including use of two computers. A viewing deck overlooks the harbour.

There is no grass for rigging and although large carpet mats have been installed these soon get full so a rigging mat is always a good idea.

The slipways at Weymouth are generally extreamly slippy, so extra care should always be taken especially at low water.

Academy Website: www.wpnsa.org.uk

Directions

By Car From DorchesterTake A354 to WeymouthFrom Poole and BournemouthTake A352, which then becomes A353 to Weymouth From BridportTake B3157 to Weymouth

When you arrive at WeymouthTake the A354 to Portland. This will bring you to the causeway linking Weymouth and Portland. Halfway along the causeway you will reach a mini-roundabout. Turn left, we are signposted 'Sailing Academy'.

By BusWeymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy has it's own bus stop.

Camping

NB: Overnight camping is not always available at this location, if the event information above does not mention it, please ask. If it is available: As you enter the Sailing Academy overnight camping is located in the large car park on your right. Conveniently kit can easily be carried to the rigging area and slipways just accross the access road. Trailers can be left in the trailer park before parking. There is a small charge made by the academy for overnight camping. Drinking water is avaiable nearby. Many pitches now have electric hook up. There must be one clear vehicle gap between each vehicle, in other words every other space must be left empty. Failure to comply will cause YOU much inconverience.

Accommodation

Turnstones B&B is walking distance away, other accommodation can be found at Visit Weymouth. Other options are Sky View apartments, Contemporary Cottages, Spinnaker House, Portland Roads, The Venue and Dream Cottages. Portlandholidaylet.co.uk has a listing of B&Bs and other accomodation.

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.