National Inland Championships-1 - Northampton SC
Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd June
Who can enter?
Racing will be in the following fleets and sub-divisions where notified:
- 3.5 Open (Any board-any 3.5 sail)
- 3.5 Techno (Techno board-any 3.5 sail)
- 4.5 Open (Any board-any 4.5 sail)
- 4.5 Techno (Techno board-any 4.5 sail)
- 5.8 Open (Any board-any 5.8 sail)
- 5.8 Techno (Techno board-any 5.8 sail)
- BIC Techno 293 - 6.8 Techno / 7.8 Techno / Techno+ 8.5
- Formula Windsurfing
Within these fleets the following age categories (divisions) may be recognised:
- Junior (aged 14 or under as at 31st December 2018) – Techno 293 6.8 only
- Junior (aged 16 or under as at 31st December 2018)
- Techno 293 OD 7.8 (over 17 born 2001 or before)
- Youth (aged 19 or under as at 31st December 2018) – 18 for RS:X Youth
- Master (35+ born 1982 or before)
- Veteran (50+ born 1967 or before)
- Super veteran (60+ born 1957 or before)
Within these fleets the following National class divisions may apply:
- Formula Windsurfing
- Formula National
- 7.8 Raceboard, Raceboard Lightweight, Raceboard Heavyweight, Div II.
How do I enter & how much will it cost?
If you are a UKWA member the best way to enter is with the link to the right of this page.
If you are not a UKWA member, and a Junior (3.5/4.5/5.8) you can pre-enter with the following button. Note, we will need to collect more details from you on the day. None UKWA members although welcome at this event do not qualify for any pre entry discounts.
On Line Pre entry closes at 10pm on the Monday prior to each event after this you can only enter on the day at the event.
Why enter on line? If you pre enter on line you will receive a 10% pre entry discount. Alternatively if you enter 5 or more events across Slalom and or Course Racing National Championships and or Inland events (excluding Youth & Masters) you will receive a 20% pre entry Discount.
How much will it cost?
Junior/Youth Under 20/Full time student £40
Please Note: You need to be a member of the UKWA to enter any course racing events. To join the UKWA go to JOIN HERE. However if you are a 3.5, 4.5 or 5.8 sailor you may instead be an RYA member.
For course racing you may take temporary membership once only for £20 as an introductory offer. If you upgrade to full membership over the same weekend the £20 can be deducted from the full membership payment. JOIN HERE.
There will be two courses
Racing for Techno 5.8 (experienced racers only) / 6.8 / 7.8 / 8.5, RS:X, Raceboard and Formula.
Techno sailors should be aware that the minimum sail size raced on this course is 5.8 however if you are a 5.8 sailor and want to race on the main course you need to be reasonably compitent. Less experienced 5.8 sailors should enter course two as described below.
Please Note: Pre entry for course One is to the right however 5.8 sailors will need to enter by the PayPal button above as the normal UKWA entry system does not include a 5.8 option.
Racing for 3.5, 4.5 & 5.8 Fleets
On the junior course there will be a mix of skilly training and racing to introduce our junior fleet sailors to National racing events. These events are supported by the RYA and The Techno Steering Group who will appoint a coach to guide sailors through this new experience.
The event is open to all of our junior sailors and is intended to be a fun learning experience that will offer maximum enjoyment as well as some friendly racing.
Please Note: Anyone can pre enter on course two.
Alternatively you can download an entry form and send a cheque to the admin office which should be received by 10pm on the Monday prior to each event you wish to enter. ENTRY FORM
Entry is always available on the day of the event from 8am.
Camping and or car parking fees normally apply.
In addition all vans, tents and motorhomes parked on site are required as per terms of entry to carry an appropriate fire extinguisher.
The UKWA will be using its Public Address System to make announcements this weekend
However in addition we will be using a smartphone App. Whilst the PA system works well if you are in proximity, we can now talk to you directly via your smartphone throughout the event.
Not only can we talk to you, if you miss the transmission you can play it back so you never miss a thing.
If you want to be part of this then please search for and download the App called Zello Once you are signed up you go to Channels and search for UKWA including the UKWA logo.
So long as you have the App open at the event you will receive our transmissions
Further details at the events, just ask a member of the race crew.
Please note: Neither of the above replaces an individuals responsibility to The NoR, The SI's, Flags and The official Notice board
The UKWA welcomes your honest feedback on its events. Your feedback at the event or completed within 4 days on line will be collated and published on line with a selection of comments. You may add your name or remain anonymous.
Please download a form here Feedback Form and e-mail to The Feedback Administrator
Results of the event feedback and a selection of comments will be posted here
Northampton Sailing Club, Pitsford Reservoir, Brixworth, Northants.NN6 9DG. Tel: 01604 880248.
About the Club
The Club is situated at Pitsford Reservoir and is an ideal venue for sailors of all ages and abilities. The reservoir, near the A508 north of Northampton, covers 450 acres so there is never any problem getting onto the water. The site slopes down directly to the water with access by concrete slipways. The Clubhouse has modern facilities, a galley run by professional caterers, a bar and a comfortable lounge.
About the Inland series
The Inland series objective is to provide high quality racing for all fleets & classes & to include all levels of ability. There will be racing suited to the most experienced and most competative racers, racing for the club/recreational sailor as well as racing for newcomers. Especially welcome are our junior fleets & classes who may be experiencing two day racing for the first time.
For your sat-nav the postcode is above
From the A14 leave at Junction 2, take the A508 to Northampton. At the first island go streight on, at the second island turn left. The entrance to the club is on your left through the iron gates.
Overnight parking and camping will be permitted at the club on Friday and Saturday night. There will be a small charge. Excellent showers & toilets are available.
For further information go to Information and under racing go to Inland series. See also sailing instructions.
MWA Midland Windsurf Association
Contact Bob Ingram 07889-161780
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.