Slalom 2 Support Paul Morris Championships - Weymouth Academy

Sat 12th - Sun 13th June

About Slalom

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:

Finishing at the flag.

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).

Event Status - Confirmed

OFFICIAL NOTICE BOARD

Notice of Race (Go to official notice board)

Sailing Instructions (Go to official notice board)

Slalom Flags 2021 (Go to official notice board)

Event Sponsor

The UKWA is proud to show its support for fellow windsurfer Paul Morris.

For anyone who does not know about Paul here is a short history

Lets get Paul Morris home

Paralysed by a Windsurfing accident over a year ago Paul Morris needs your help to get home.

Many of you will know Paul Morris as a passionate competitor on the water with a friendly, infectious enthusiasm for the sport we all love.  A regular racer through the 90’s Paul would often find himself finishing in the top five in the course racing, mixing it with the best in Britain. In 1998 he represented Great Britain at the World Formula Championships in Poland (unfortunately there was no wind but never one to miss an opportunity Paul was voted World Drinking Champion!).  More recently you will have often seen Paul at Speedweek (or any speed strip for that matter) and regularly flying the UK flag at the Defi Wind. 

Paul retired from the Royal Navy in 2016 and was looking forward to spending more time at home with his family in Cornwall and, naturally, doing more windsurfing. 

In November 2019, Paul was windsurfing near his home in Penzance when an accident occurred that no one saw and he can’t remember.  Paul was found face down in the water, almost drowned and paralysed from the shoulders down with a broken neck.

Some amazing treatment and care has resulted in Paul regaining limited use of his hands and arms but with legs that will remain paralysed. 

Paul is ready to return home after more than a year in hospital where contact with family and friends has been limited to face-time for the past nine months due to COVID restrictions.  But returning home is not possible until his house is remodelled to safely support his future wheelchair bound life.  

A short appeal for help was made on Facebook last year and many people generously donated but now there is a better understanding of exactly what needs to be done, and the associated costs, the campaign has been relaunched with the aim to Get Paul Morris home.

The campaign organisers are asking you to visit the fundraising site at gf.me/u/zfzgwr and share widely which is simple to do from the site.  If you haven’t donated previously there is an opportunity to do so or you may have some ideas for fundraising which Paul’s fundraising team would be delighted to hear about (contact them through the site).

For further information, updates and to show your support please go to 

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/letsgetpaulmorrishome?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=campaign&utm_content=letsgetpaulmorrishome&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=d59419a29680430fb064d4c9e0d104dc

Tour Sponsors

Tabou / GA Sails - OTC The Official Test Centre

K66 / Fanatic / Duotone / ION

Simmer O'shea / Puravida

4Boards

JP / Neil Pryde

QuiverWindsurfing / Goya / Quatro / Kachina Clothing

Starboard / Severne

Boardwise

Format for slalom 2021

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

11 knots plus

Championship Slalom racing, 3 fleets, see above

How do I enter & how much will it cost.

Entry will be online only due to Covid restrictions.

On Line Pre entry closes at 10pm on the Monday prior to each event. Should you miss the deadline please contact admin@ukwindsurfing.com 

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?

Pro & Amateur

Adult £75

Junior/Youth Under 20/Full time student £60

Master Blaster

Master-Blaster entry in 2021 will be £25, whichever event you choose to enter including insurance for non members. Entry is by the Pay-Pal button on the event page. Below

Adult £25

Junior/Youth/Full time student Under 21 £25

Competitor's name
Membership no. (if applicable)

Please Note: You need to be a member of the UKWA to enter any slalom Pro or Amateur events. 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.

Camping and or car parking fees may apply.

Book directly with WPNSA here

There is to be no overnight camping in the dinghy park under any circumstances

In addition all vans and motorhomes parked on site are required as per terms of entry to carry an appropriate fire extinguisher.

Breakfast

WPNSA will be running the barbecue from under the balcony on both mornings from 08:30.  They will be serving bacon and sausage buns and also have tea and coffee available to buy.

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.

Contact

For any help/ further information you require please contact Bob Ingram racing@ukwindsurfing.com

Slalom Sponsors Rash Vests

All sailors shall wear a sponsors rash vest when afloat.

Pro fleet - Yellow

Amateur fleet – Blue

Foil Fleet - Orange

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 purchased from the race office.

Purchase £20

Communication

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

Feedback

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

Feedback Results

Results of the event feedback and a selection of comments will be posted here

 

Venue

Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy.

WPNSA, Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1SA Tel 01305 866000

About The Academy

WPNSA officially opened on 1st April 2000, with residence taken up in the converted ex-naval offices, whilst the plans for the new Academy were taking shape.

The clubhouse was opened officially in June 2005 and includes 30 pontoons, new slipways and much expanded room for boat storage and car parking.

The academy has excellent shower, toilet and changing facilities. In addition there is a cafe style restaurant with free wi-fi including use of two computers. A viewing deck overlooks the harbour.

There is no grass for rigging and although large carpet mats have been installed these soon get full so a rigging mat is always a good idea.

The slipways at Weymouth are generally extreamly slippy, so extra care should always be taken especially at low water.

Academy Website: www.wpnsa.org.uk

Directions

By Car From DorchesterTake A354 to WeymouthFrom Poole and BournemouthTake A352, which then becomes A353 to Weymouth From BridportTake B3157 to Weymouth

When you arrive at WeymouthTake the A354 to Portland. This will bring you to the causeway linking Weymouth and Portland. Halfway along the causeway you will reach a mini-roundabout. Turn left, we are signposted 'Sailing Academy'.

By BusWeymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy has it's own bus stop.

Accommodation

Turnstones B&B is walking distance away, other accommodation can be found at Visit Weymouth. Other options are Sky View apartments, Contemporary Cottages, Spinnaker House, Portland Roads, The Venue and Dream Cottages. Portlandholidaylet.co.uk has a listing of B&Bs and other accomodation.

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.