National Inland Championships Round 1 - Datchet
Sat 4th - Sun 5th April
Who can enter ?
- 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
- Foils - iQFOIL Open / Formula Foil / Freeride Foil (Minimum age 17) Under 17's may be accepted by prior invitation only. To receive an invitation to compete please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Within these fleets the following age categories (divisions) may be recognised:
- Junior (aged 14 or under as at 31st December 2020) – Techno 293 6.8 only
- Junior (aged 16 or under as at 31st December 2020)
- Techno 293 OD 7.8 (over 17 born 2003 or before)
- Youth (aged 18 or under as at 31st December 2020)
- Master (40+ born 1979 or before)
- Grand Master (50+ born 1969 or before)
- Veteran (60+ born 1959 or before)
- Super Veteran (65+ born 1954 or before)
Within these fleets the following National class divisions may apply:
- 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. If you are not a UKWA member you will need to be a RYA member for insurance purposes. If you are neither you can buy weekend membership which includes third part insurance for just £10 on the day.
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 National Windsurfing Championships) you will receive a 20% pre entry Discount.
How much will it cost?
Junior/Youth Under 20/Full time student £45
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 £10 as an introductory offer. If you upgrade to full membership over the same weekend the £10 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, Formula and foils.
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.
Arrival & Camping
If you are arriving Friday evening, there will be a security guard on the gate to let you in. Trailers and equipment can be dropped off on the upper level. Once you have unloaded your trailer or equipment please return to the lower level for camping. Parking of cars only is permitted on the upper level. If any problems please ring Janet on 07711 552265.
There will be a charge for camping as we are required by Thames Water to pay for an overnight Security Guard. £25 two nights and £15 one night
Is there anything else I should do ?
You should read the Notice of Race
You should read the Sailing Instructions
These two documents should tell you everything you need to know about racing at the event. Of course if its your first time or you have not attended for a while then you may have a question or two. See contact below.
For any help/ further information you require please contact Bob Ingram email@example.com
Please note dogs are not permitted at this event due to club rules
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
Datchet Water Sailing Club, Queen Mother Reservoir, Horton Road, Horton,
Slough, Berkshire, SL3 9NT. 01753 683872.
Please note dogs are not permitted on site.
UK Windsurf Association
Contact Bob Ingram 07889-161780
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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.