UKWA News for 2006

Records & Trophies

Zara Davis on the speed course.Quite a few UKWA sailors are staying active in the off-season:
Zara Davis from the broke the 500m national speed record, at the Namibia speed event. Dave White, got the top speed of the day at 42.91knots on his Tabou production board. (Story on Boardseeker.)
Dan Simpson won the RYA Thames Valley Young Sailor of the Year, with an impressive array of results this year.

BBC honour Keith Atkinson

Keith and the group at the BBC. The BBC honour Keith Atkinson in a glittering ceremony held at the Priestfield Stadium in Gillingham. It was the BBC's annual evening honouring the South East's sports personalities of 2006.

UK Formula Champion Keith Atkinson gets BBC Sportsman Nomination

The BBC has again nominated Keith Atkinson, the UK's 2006 Triple Formula Windsurfing Champion, for the BBC South East sports awards. The ceremony is to be held on the 4th December will be filmed for Broadcast on BBC South East and Southern counties radio and is also televised on the BBC South East news.

Prize Giving Dinner

UK Windsurfing Association. The year end Prize Giving and Dinner will be held at the Queen Mary Sailing Club on Saturday the 18th November. There is the LWA icebreaker during the day if you fancy racing, and the sailors meeting on the Sunday at 10.30am. Download the form.

New leech tech on display

Leech of a new sail.It's been a while since we've had any new developments in windsurfing technology, could this be a new one? Supposedly the leech "automatically adjusts its shape in gusts and turbulent conditions and as the sheeting angle varies during maneuvering and course changes such as reaching or running." More on deepfried.

Dempsey's clean sweep

RYA Windsurfing European Champion Nick Dempsey took a clean sweep of race wins at the final RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking Series for 2006, held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy this weekend (28-29 October). Full story on

Whiteair 2006 - Slalom Series Final

Top Flight rounding the mark at White Air. One day of racing, Saturday, and 5 rounds of slalom racing completed for both Top Flight and Challenge fleets. The wind gods prevailed yet again.. if only for one day, and tame in comparision to some of the previous years offerings! However conditions were not easy - gusty and shifty winds challenged all competitors, and the Race Crew!

UK Speed News

Speed in NamibiaCongratulations to Zara Davis, following on from the Speed World Cup event in Namibia, Zara has finished this years programme as 3rd fastest woman, and 2nd in the production board series. Full results. Pete Davis is the new Chairman of ISA ; and has been invited to join UKWA Committee with a view to generating new interest in UK Speed. More details will follow.

Windsurfing Game

Screen shot from Windsurfing the game, mid super-x"The development team of " Windsurfing - The Game " is working on providing a close-to-reality simulation of windsurf." Any sport like windsurfing is difficult to simulate, I hope the game play is good: Windsurfing the Game.

Slalom - all to fight for at Whiteair

White air slalom. The 2006 Slalom rankings, after 6 events, are now available. Xavier Ferlet heads the Top Flight fleet, ahead of Alan Jackson and Kevin Greenslade. It is also your last chance to enter the raffle for free ferry trip to Isle of Wight Wave and Slalom event.

RYA Girls Development Weekend

RYA Windsurfing. Following the success and growth of the RYA Junior Racing Programmes, the RYA will host its first ever multi-class Junior girls' training weekend at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from 21-22 October. Read more on the RYA site.

UKWA mailing in November

The UKWA will be posting out a mailing to 1400 members/ex members on 14th November 2006. If anyone is interested in including a leaflet with this mailing please contact Arabella for costings.