UKWA News for 2005

Formula Windsurfing World Championships Report

Start of a race Seven races were held over 5 days in Melbourne Australia. Unfortunately the wind didnt settle into the normal sea breeze pattern so the full 15 races could not be completed, but at least one race was held on each day of the regatta.

RYA Announce One Design Sail

Following extensive testing the RYA announce that they have selected the Tushingham TK 68 and TK 78 as RYA One Design sails for the Bic Techno O.D. fleet. Internationally the rigs are on the approved list for racing within this class and will be available worldwide through the relevant distributor.

LWA Young Windsurfer of the Year

15 year old Dan Simpson, a member of Oxford Sailing Club, rounded off a good season by being awarded the LWA ‘Young Windsurfer of the Year' title along with a cheque for £100. Dan enjoys racing in the LWA Summer Series and Icebreaker Series along with National and International events.

RYA Youth and Junior Pathway announced

RYA Team GBR Following on from the recent ISAF decision to use the Olympic RSX board as the Youth board at the ISAF Youth Worlds Championships the RYA is pleased to announce the new Youth and Junior pathway.

BBC Sportsman Nomination for Keith Atkinson

Keith Training in Egypt The BBC have recognised Keith Atkinson's outstanding achievements this year in both the UK and abroad, he's made his mark in numerous prestigious international competitions by taking some top results, and gaining this BBC South East sports awards nomination.

Windsurfer of the Year

Dan Ellis The UKWA Windsurfer of the Year Trophy is awarded in recognition of the windsurfer who has made a significant contribution to the sport of competitive windsurfing in the year.

Race Prize Winners & Champions 2005

Congratulations to all the prize winners... Here is the final list of champions and winners of the 2005 Racing, Inlands, and Slalom Championships.
If you are a winner but were unable to collect your trophy at the Ball contact Ceri on, with address details and your trophy will be forward to you.

Techno 293 recognised by ISAF

Techno 293The ISAF Council met in Singapore and approved the submission made by the Techno 293 Class to become a 'recognised' ISAF class. "The Techno 293 Class is devoted to fostering the development of windsurf racing for competitors nder the age of 17 around the world through the promotion of an inexpensive racing format".

EGM agenda

Agenda for the following meeting of the UK Windsurfing Association on Saturday 12 November 2005 commencing at 2pm at The Langstone Hotel, Northney Road, Hayling Island: An Extraordinary General Meeting & a Sailors meeting.

WhiteAir Youth and Junior Report

No sooner home from Tiree, and we were off again to another island: The Isle of Wight! Waking on the Thursday morning in a comfy bed and breakfast with the sound of the Solent wind rushing past the window was enough to wake even the deepest of sleepers within the Team AirBorn rooms. It was windy!

Tiree Triple Crown on TV

BBC 2 Scotland 8pm Sunday 6th (or SKY Equivalent 9413 approx), the Adventure Show, a 1 hour long program on the UKWA Tiree Wave Classic Triple Crown. Including the Freestyle, Supercross & Wave competition, it is the UK's Best sailors in action in awesome conditions. Preview the reports and pics on

Isle of Wight Slalom report

We were at White-Air for the final round of the UKWA Slalom series, which also incorporates the BiC Superblaster junior & challenge fleet competition. The White-Air is the decider for numerous silverware categories, and quite rightly so as it always offers up challenging conditions which will bring out the best and the worst of all of us.