Slalom 1 GA-sails-Tabou-OTC - Weymouth Academy
Sat 16th - Sun 17th April
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).
OFFICIAL NOTICE BOARD
Notice of Race (Go to official notice board)
Sailing Instructions (Go to official notice board)
Slalom Flags 2022 (Go to official notice board)
Other event documents and policy documents including Covid policies and procedures
The OTC / The Official Test Centre
Tabou / GA Sails -
OTC The Official Test Centre
K66 / Fanatic / Duotone / ION
Simmer O'shea / Puravida
JP / Neil Pryde
QuiverWindsurfing / Goya / Quatro / Kachina Clothing
Starboard / Severne
The Beach Company
Format for slalom 2022
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.
Sailors will compete in their allocated Championship Racing fleet ie. Pro or Amateur. Sailors must wear helmets and impact vests at all times when foiling.
11 knots plus
Championship Slalom racing
Amateur Fleet - Fin only
Pro Fleet - Fin v Foil, use either. Note Pro Fleet sailors must wear helmets and impact vests at all times.
Any kit you wish but no foils. Racing takes place in all wind conditions, there are no restrictions/higher or lower limits other than common sense.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Why enter on line? To protect our volunteers. In addition when you pre enter on line you will receive a 5% 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 15% pre entry Discount.
How much will it cost?
Pro & Amateur
Junior/Youth Under 20/Full time student £60
Note: Event entry fees at Weymouth are £10 more than other locations.
Please Note: Only members can pre enter Pro or Amateur fleets. You will need to log in to see the entry options.
Enter pro/amateur online.
Master-Blaster entry in 2022 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
Junior/Youth/Full time student Under 21 £25
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.
Camping and or car parking fees may apply.
Book directly with WPNSA here
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 email@example.com
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 purchased from the race office.
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
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
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.
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.