Geoff Pook reports back from the 3rd of the Inland Series at Axebridge. Alan Jackson on big kit pipped Adam Pepelasis on his IMCO. (Full results).
UKWA News for 2005
The Youth team has been preparing at the Youth & Master Worlds event site in Christchurch. The UKWA event at Christchurch precedes the Worlds, and will provide some great competition for the team before the Worlds event.
The sailing instructions have also been finalised (127k PDF).
The Eastbourne Extreme drew a huge crowd, who were entertained by the downwind slalom on the saturday afternoon, fueled by a sea breeze. (Not to mention all the non-windsurfing action, music and entertainment at the event!) Check out the pictures and results from the event, report coming soon.
FORMULA WINDSURFING YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2005
25-31 July 2005 - Christchurch, Dorset, England
Due to popular demand an â€˜OPEN â€˜ fleet will now be able to compete at the Formula Festival at Christchurch in the UK.
In an update to the original Welsh Hi-Ho article, some more sponsors have gotten on board to help out, and there is also a long distance race planned to the fort on any kit you like, this is the only semi competitive thing to take place though!
"Felixstowe, Felixstowe, a long way to go, without any blow!"
The 18th and 19th of June were the dates posted for the eastern cup at Felixstowe and it was with great expectation that the UKWA road show picked up the road maps and planned the tortuous route down to the east coast and the quaint seaside town.
Dan Ellis flies the flag at the Jim beam European Slalom Championships kicking off today in Alacaty Turkey. Armed with Fanatic Falcon's and Naish Stealth's he will be fighting for the â‚¬15,000 prize fund and to add the European Title to his 2005 Asian title.
Saturday as expected proved to be a disappointment with very little wind, although there was enough on the T15 course area for the little â€˜uns to get in a couple of races. This meant that the LWA Summer Series Farmoor event did not happen, but Sunday more than made up for the Saturday's lack of wind.
This is a no nonsense full on training programme in a good fun kind of way and this would be a good grounding for anyone hoping to pass selection or just improve on there sailing abilities. You may think no wind no training, you may have to think again, even when there is no wind we still have loads to learn.
The European Formula Championships in Rhodos has been the biggest windsurfing competition so far this year. The event attracted 113 men and 10 women, whom had travelled from 26 countries and four continents. Hugh Sims-Williams reports.
Lucy Horwood gained 2nd place overall at the European Formula championships, becoming european champion (as Allison Shreeve is Australian), and Ross Williams stayed ahead of Steve Allen to take 4th in the mens gold fleet.
The UKWA Youth and Junior freestyle/wave training camp is at Christchurch agian this year, from 27th - 29th August 2005. This includes intensive instruction by fully experienced instructors, and there will be sessions with some of the top UK Freewave sailors who will be at the UKWA Freewave Event.
The Asian Windsurfing Tour has reached its climax in style in Ulsan, South Korea. Thousands of spectators turned out to see the biggest event in world windsurfing so far this year. Ellis rose to the top of the podium as he now takes the Title of Champion of the AWT ending the six year reign of Australia's Robbie Radis.
This coming weekend the LWA and Oxford Sailing Club are looking forward to welcoming you to Event Two of the UKWA Inland Series at Farmoor on Sat and Sun 11 and 12 June. (LWA sailors who wish to do so may enter just for the Saturday).
Although the IMCO is not the official Olympic board anymore, the class still believes in the One-Design concept, read the agm minutes.