UKWA News for 2005

Tiree Triple Crown

Just a last minute reminder about a few important points before the start of the Tiree Triple Crown Event next weekend.

Animal Slalom at Tenby

Animal "with hope, enthusiasm and a good weather forecast the national slalom tour made its way to the farthest reaches of deepest darkest Wales, and Tenby for round four of the 2005 series." Chirs Lewis reports.

PWA Sylt Slalom

Ross Williams and Dan Ellis have been battling the best in the world in Germany this week, from the PWA site: "The first qualifying heat must have put a huge grin on Daniel Ellis's face as he led the pack throughout the heat, nailing it with Dunkerbeck breathing down his neck." Event reports and results.

SWA Festival 2005

The Student Windsurfing Association (SWA) Festival, more affectionately known as the Aussie Kiss, attracts more than 500 student windsurfers of all abilities each year. By far the largest windsurfing event of its kind in the UK (and probably the world) is on the 22/23rd October.

Training Day with Keith Atkinson

Keith will be passing on his knowledge and experience in a Formula training session on Friday 23rd September in Weymouth. The course will be biased towards Formula sailors, ideal for those who are competing this weekend in the Youth and Masters Championships. Learn how to set-up your gear the right way and to make you a faster sailor.

Speed event at West Kirby

Just about a week to go until the Kangaroo Poo speed event at West Kirby Marine Lake on the 24th and 25th of Sept. £10 per day for entry, lake fees £5 non members. There will be demo kit available from Starboard and Tushingham. Thommen boards and Boardwise have also agreed to help out.

Keith Atkinson is British Formula Champion

Keith Atkinson has won the British Formula series, and has become the British Formula Windsurfing Champion. He was leading the British Formula Ranking leading up to the event, and needed a good result in the last round of the National championships at Bridlington, North-East Yorkshire, to secure the British title.

World Youth and Masters Championships - Poland

Winners at Gdansk A great event with good cross section of winds. The event had been changed in June to incorporate the possibility of including the new RSX board and sails and therefore our world raceboard category had suddenly been upped in sail size to 9.5m for the men and 9m for the ladies, as well as the Open Europeans Champs adding many youths to the field.

Whiteair Slalom - date change

The Whiteair Slalom, the final leg of the 2005 Slalom Championships, is confirmed for the last weekend of October. Originally scheduled for 22/23, the final now takes place over 29/30th. The Whiteair Festival has been shortened to 4 action packed days, and we have re scheduled accordingly. Full details will be published shortly - including a pre entry form for a Friday 'special'.

Slalom rankings 2005

The main course racing events are done for the year (except the inland at Bewl), but there are still three slalom events starting with Poole. The Slalom Rankings show Xavier leading, but Dan Ellis is only a couple of points behind.

Welsh Hi-ho - Directions

The whole idea is to come and relax, there are no prizes, only fun racing, no clocks, no timetables and no plans-just alot of options and things for you to do-if you choose! These are the (comprehensive!) directions...

Keith Atkinson WINS Euro Cup

Over 120 competitors from 23 countries create a great international atmosphere The quality is even more breathtaking. All top racers of the Racing and Slalom scene made their way to Switzerland, including the current double World Champion Micah Buzianis, making Keiths victory all the more impressive.