National Wind Sports Championships WingFoils Only - Grafham Water

Sat 23rd - Thu 24th August

This is the National Wind Sports Entry Page for All WingFoils.

Pre entry is now closed. You may enter on the day from 8-9.30am at the marquee

For National Wind Sports Entry for Techno & Youth Foil go here

For National Wind Sports Entry for Raceboard & Youth Adults go here

For Champions Cup Entry go here

New for Wingfoils 2023 Course Racing

Format - Predominatly Upwind/Downwind (example below) with occasional Downwind Slalom and occasional Long Distance Races. Example courses below. For all courses see Sailing Instructions.



(Be sure to see event specific information) 

Notice of Race (Go to official notice board)

Sailing Instructions (Go to official notice board)

Windfoil Equipment Limitations Guidance

Other event documents and policy documents including Covid policies and procedures

Course Race Flags 2023 (Go to official notice board)

Course Race 2023 Event Sponsors

The UKWA thanks it's sponsors

The OTC / The Official Test Centre

Surf Doctor 


Who can enter ?

Racing will be in the following fleets and sub-divisions where notified:

Within these fleets the following age categories (divisions) may be recognised:

How do I enter & how much will it cost ?

Entry will be online only.

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

Late entry may be accepted but there will be a £10 late entry fee to cover our additional administration costs.

How much will it cost ?

Adult £65

Junior/Youth Under 20/Full time student £65

Late Entry

Entry will close at Midnight on Monday 18th September. Late entry will be available on the day however there will be an additional late entry fee of £10

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.

For course racing you may take temporary membership once only for £15 as an introductory offer. If you upgrade to full membership over the same weekend the £15 can be deducted from the full membership payment. JOIN HERE.

Please Note: Only members can pre enter. You will need to log in to see the entry options.

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.


Please book camping in advance directly with Grafham Sailing Club go here booking opens 23rd August

When full there is a very good camp site close by 

Is there anything else I should do ?

You should read the Notice of Race (Be sure to see event specific information) 

You should read the Sailing Instructions (Be sure to see event specific information) 

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 


See the event on Facebook 

Competitor & Volunteer Event Schedule, Site Map, Food & Drinks


The galley will be open all weekend serving Breakfast, Lunch,  Dinner & snacks.

For lunch and dinners, please book your food options in advance. Payment on the day but the galley need to know numbers.

Pre ordering of food is now closed


In the Clubhouse the bar will be open all evening.


Branded event merchandise will be available for sale from partners Fine Designs

The Robert Cartwright Memorial Trophy

This stunning perpetual trophy is be awarded as part of the National Windsurfing Championships, it is in memory of Rob Cartwright, a young windsurfer who always had fun on the water and did so with an abundance of passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the sport of windsurfing, these are the core values this trophy celebrates.
Nominations can be put forward by anyone, sailors, parents, coaches and volunteers. You can nominate any windsurfer who, in your opinion, demonstrates the core values that the trophy represents.
Rob Cartwright (aged 12) loved windsurfing and could always be seen with a smile on his face, going as fast as he possibly could and 'normally' in the right direction!
Rob was a member of the RYA West Zone Windsurfing Squad whilst his older sister Sarah, also a talented sailor, had been a member of the RYA National Youth Squad. “Rob was a fantastic squad member, friends with all the other sailors in the squad and was regarded as a joy to coach”, as his RYA Coach at the time said. “Whilst not always winning every competition, he would always enjoy himself and never gave-up, finishing virtually every race he entered”.
The family attended an RYA Zone Windsurfing training weekend, and it was on the way home on the Saturday that Robert was tragically killed, along with his father Phil, when their car was involved in a head-on collision. Rob’s mother Pat was seriously injured and has made a remarkable recovery. Sarah, who was also injured, has continued to be involved in the sport of windsurfing, coaching and volunteering.
It is a great honour each year, to have Pat and Sarah in attendance at the Championships, to present the trophy in person to an inspiring individual. Past winners of the Rob Cartwright Trophy include Richard Hamilton, Paul Sibley, Izzy Hamilton, Max Bushell, Emily Hall, Rob York and Matt Barton and Matt and Josh Carey, Zed Spencer Milnes, Erin and Islay Watson, James Faley, Catrin Williams, Oscar Shaw and Charlie Bennett.

or print and hand in at event here


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

Feedback Results

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


Grafham Water Sailing Club Limited
Perry, Huntingdon
Cambs. PE28 0BU

Registered in England & Wales No 857021 at the above address

Club Office

Club Office: Anna Aldridge or Sarah Humphrey
Accounts: Anna Aldridge

Tel: 01480 810478 or 07943 196522

Club Manager

Heather Dance

Map & Directions

The club is located about three miles from the A1/A14 junction, between Bedford, Northampton, Cambridge and Peterborough and about 60 miles north of London. (Click through to map)


Download Accommodation List

Camping (tents and motorhomes – no caravans) is permitted at the club on selected weekends. You must book in advance via WebCollect.

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.