Inland 3 Starboard-Boardwise-Sam Ross Championship - POSTPONED
Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd October
Unfortunately, the UKWA committee had decided to cancel Datchet this coming weekend due to the ongoing UK fuel shortage.
It was clear it would be difficult for many competitors, volunteers and the UKWA race team to source sufficient fuel to enable this event to proceed.
Your UKWA team is exploring any opportunity to reschedule the event and a further update will follow ASAP.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, we are as disappointed as you to find ourselves in this position, but it would be irresponsible to proceed when others have a greater call on the limited resources such as emergency services and key workers rather than for the pursuit of leisure.
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OFFICIAL NOTICE BOARD
Notice of Race (Go to official notice board)
Sailing Instructions (Go to official notice board)
Course Race Flags 2021 (Go to official notice board)
Course Race 2021 Event Sponsors
The UKWA thanks it's sponsors
Supported BY Sam Ross Windsurfing
Who can enter ?
Racing will be in the following fleets and sub-divisions where notified:
- 3.5 Open (Any board-any 3.5 sail)
- 4.5 Open (Any board-any 4.5 sail)
- 5.8 Open (Any board-any 5.8 sail
- BIC Techno - 5.8 / 6.8 / 7.8 / 7.8 over age (youth) / Techno+ 8.5
- Formula Windsurfing
- Foils - iQFOIL / Formula Foil / Freeride Foil
Within these fleets the following age categories (divisions) may be recognised:
- Junior (aged 13 or under as at 31st December 2021)
- Junior (aged 14 or under as at 31st December 2021)
- Junior (aged 16 or under as at 31st December 2021)
- Youth (aged 18 or under as at 31st December 2021)
- Master (40+ born 1980 or before)
- Grand Master (50+ born 1970 or before)
- Veteran (60+ born 1960 or before)
- Super Veteran (65+ born 1955 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 ?
Entry will be online only due to Covid restrictions.
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 £15 on the day.
Why enter on line? To protect our volunteers. In addition when 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 £45
Please Note: Only members can pre enter. You will need to log in to see the entry options.
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.
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.
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.
Food & Bar
The Galley will be open all weekend and the Bar will be open in the evening.
Saturday night a two course evening meal will be available @ £7.50 please confirm at race office by 9.30am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.