Slalom 6 - Christchurch
Sat 24th - Sun 25th September
UKWA Slalom 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.
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).
1, Penny Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4TA
About The Venue
Racing takes place from Steamer Point on Christchurch Bay to the east of Christchurch town Centre and Mudeford Quay, mudeford Harbour.
The race site overlooks a beautiful bay with easy access to the beach to the left of the famous Christchurch beach huts. Looking out to sea all kit should be restricted to the left of the huts to give locals and holiday makers free access to the beach frontage.
There are ample toilets on the sea front
Our hosts Christchurch Boardsailing Club have a small club house and hot showers are available.
A small cafe is available on the sea front
From London and the South East. M3 and M27
From Midlands. M40 and A34
Once you reach Christchurch you need to follow the by-pass (A35) towards Lymington. At its end, large roundabout, go streight over into Highcliff Road. Follow it to the roundabout, turn right into The Runway. Third on left into Bure Lane (signposted the coastguard station), fourth on left into Seaway Avenue. Continue to the sea. The camping area is through the gates on right hand side.
Be Warned: if you look at a map you CANNOT turn right into Bure Lane from the Lymington Road coming from Christchurch, although you can turn left into it if you are travelling from Lymington.
The access gate to the camping fielf will be locked so you will need to make your way to the race office for access if the gate is not manned when you arrive.
Camping is in a large grassy field which is flat and overlooks the bay. The toilets are accessed in the far right hand corner.
We are very fortunate to have access to this venue. The caming field backs onto private houses, so please respect the locals by keeping noise down and keeping the site tidy so that locals can walk ammongst us.
There is a £10 per night charge made for parking at this venue, as charges are made by both the Council and by the boardsailing club. The please pay the race office at registration and display your permitt at all times.
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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.