National Slalom Championships Round 4 - Eastbourne
Sat 11th - Sun 12th July
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).
- Foil Fleet: Championship racing for foils on the Slalom Course. There will be one start with two divisions iQFOIL Open / Formula 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
Notice of Race (Click here)
Sailing Instructions (click here)
Slalom Flags 2020 (click here)
Format for slalom 2020
7 to 11 knots Lightwind Foiling
Lightwind Foiling will take place on the slalom courses in non Championship Racing Conditions. The Lightwind foil racing is free to everyone who has entered for The Championship Racing Event.
There will be 3 fleets - 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 email@example.com
11 knots plus
Championship Slalom racing, 3 fleets, see above
How do I enter & how much will it cost.
The best way to enter is on line. You can do this by following the link to the right of this page Pre-Enter On Line
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 (excluding Inlands & Youth & Masters) you will receive a 20% pre entry Discount.
How much will it cost?
Pro & Amateur
Junior/Youth Under 20/Full time student £45
Your first Master-Blaster event in 2020 will be £20, whichever event you choose to enter. Subsequent events are £20 including insurance for non members. Entry is by the Pay-Pal button on the event page or alternatively you may enter on the day.
Junior/Youth/Full time student Under 21 £20
Please Note: You need to be a member of the UKWA to enter any slalom Pro or Amateur events. However Temporary weekend membership is available at £10 for those that wish to try out a slalom event before joining. This can be used only once. Entry to masterblaster automatically gives temporary membership. To join the UKWA go to JOIN HERE.
Please Note: Only members can pre enter Pro or Amateur fleets. You will need to log in to see the entry options.
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.
Please Note: Some events are subject to a supplement. There is no discount applied to supplements.
Camping and or car parking fees may apply.
In addition all vans, tents and motorhomes parked on site are required as per terms of entry to carry an appropriate fire extinguisher.
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.
Competitors should make every effort to display their sail number. Sailors without a number displayed will be asked to fabricate a number on the day.
For any help/ further information you require please contact Bob Ingram firstname.lastname@example.org
Slalom Sponsors Rash Vests
All sailors shall wear a sponsors rash vest when afloat.
Pro fleet - Yellow
Amateur fleet – Blue
Masterblaster fleet - Orange
The rash vest shall be worn over any other clothing / wetsuit and remain visible at all times, however they may be worn under any personal flotation device if preferred.
Rash vests may be hired or purchased from the race office.
Hire £5 per event + £15 Deposit.
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
The main location of the event is Eastern Seafront and Prince's Park, Eastbourne.
Eastbourne has a host of Hotels, B&B etc, you can search for: Local Bed and Breakfast, and there is a nearby camping site.
If you need further help please contact: Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, PO Box 447, Eastbourne, BN21 4NZ.Tel: 01323 411400, email: email@example.com, or for accommodation: firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: The Accommodations Office can give out suggestions for accommodation but they cannot book anything.
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Master Blaster Entry
To pre-enter the Master Blaster fleet, please use the Paypal form below. (Entry to any other fleet is via the UKWA Entry form.)
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.