For the first time the Midlands region will be hosting a one day slalom event and if well supported it is hoped to run further events over the winter months. This will be part of a two day event with course racing on Sunday featuring the Rutland Autumn Marathon. Competitors can choose to enter either or both days.
UKWA News for 2005
Notice is given of the following meetings 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.
The London Windsurfing Assoc. Icebreaker event on the 5th of November has been moved to the Queen Mary resevoir, full details on the LWA site.
"Because of a severe lack of water at Bewl, this event had to be moved and the LWA are very grateful to the guys at Oxford SC at Farmoor for pulling out all the stops and making us very welcome." Rod Davis reports.
"Briefing was at 9.00, & by then it was looking pretty windy. I had my 6.5m rigged, even though I didn't think I would use anything bigger than 5.2m. By the time I got out on the water the shore break was pretty big, (about logo high)" John Leonard reports from a tough event.
Frank Leighton died peacefully last Thursday after a short battle against cancer. Many friends will remember Frankie for his fun loving and adventurous lifestyle, and always a big smile on his face. Contact & Funeral details.
"The overall Triple Crown champion for the 2nd time in a row is John Skye, emulating a feat completed only once before by the legendary Duncan Coombs, who was able to witness the achievement from the other side as head Wave judge!" Final Results, report from TireeWaveClassic.com.
It's the last chance to make a difference to the rankings: The inland at Farmoor this weekend will be the last chance to make an impact on the Inland Series & Rankings. The slalom event on the Isle of Wight (don't forget pre-enter for a chance at free tickets) will bring discards in, so it's all to play for in the Slalom rankings. Then it's just the ball...
This year the Weymouth 'International' Speed Week attracted a record number of entries who were all there for one reason, to go as fast as possible down a 500m course in Weymouth harbour and break the current record of 36.18knots set by Bjorn Dunkerbeck the previous year.
There are 10 free vehicle tickets for competitors in The UK Slalom Final round at the WhiteAir Festival at Yaverland IoW on 29 and 30 October. A lottery for the tickets will be held on Saturday 22 October. Update: The tickets have been drawn, you will be contacted if you won.
With just a couple of events remaining, the Techno 293 Cup, Techno Formula Cup & BiC Superblaster Slalom Cup competitors are very close to seeing who wins the individual series as well as the prestigious BiC Sport UK Windsurfer of the Year perpetual trophy. View the Techno Rankings as they stand.
British Formula Champion Keith Atkinson will be passing on his knowledge and experience in a Formula training session on 19-20th November at Carsington Reservoir. This is your chance to learn how to set-up and use your gear the right way, to advance your technique on the water and to make you a faster sailor.
Bjorn Dunkerbeck joined us for the Start of racing but had to leave for Namibia at 2.00 pm leaving in the lead on 25.91 kts. The wind then built leaving the other competitors to make full advantage of the stronger winds.
All the info from the Whiteair organisers, on the location, parties, Ferries, and events at Whiteair. The last UKWA event of the year, it includes both Freewave and Slalom disciplines.
"We awoke in South beach, Tenby to a sunny but cold day accompanied by a brisk north-westerly wind. However with the wind blowing offshore and varying between 12-25knts, kit choice was a bit of a nightmare, as one guy put it, '3 sails, 2 boards and no idea!'". Jemma Lewis reports fom Tenby.