UKWA News for 2006

Midlands slalom event

Midlands logoThe midlands region are running an event for all those who have considered slalom racing but never quite felt confident enough to give it a go this is the event for you. No ranking points, no series to consider just a one off fun event with prizes. We will cater for all ages, all abilities and all equipment. Read more about the slalom event.

Keith Atkinson wins UK Formula Triple

Keith Atkinson It was down to the wire for Keith Atkinson who finished the 2006 UK Formula Windsurfing season by winning all five races in the final UKWA Inland event held at Farmoor. The win gave Keith not only the 2006 British Formula Inland Windsurfing Championship title but it added vital points that he required to retain his 2005 overall title making him the 2006 British Formula Windsurfing Champion.

Pro Wave Sailing at the Maze

Tiree Wave ClassicThe warm Tiree sun shone its finest for the first round of the men's Pro Wave Sailing at the Maze. With the tail end of an Atlantic low still making its presence felt and South Westerly winds conditions were, according to head competition judge, Duncan Coombs ‘Good Tiree'.

Speedweek 2006

Weymouth Speed WeekThe harbour record was broken on the first day by Kitesurfer Nigel Bowley with an amazing 36.85 knot run which was not beaten all week and netted him $1000 prize purse donated by DaKine. The previous record holder Bjorn Dunkerbeck was not there on the day, he arrived champing at the bit to get out and reclaim his title, but other contenders were also hungry for the title including David (Whitey) White the current production world speed record holder. They got within 0.2 of a knot but could not beat Nigel's time. Read all on

Techno Open Race Training

Techno 293 Closing Date for Entries 13 October 2006. Please note that applications for the open training week-ends scheduled at Queen Mary, Chase Water and Roadford during October close this Friday, 13/10/06. We have to book coaches and RIBs in advance so late entries may not be accepted. Further details from:

UK Techno 293 OD Class 2007 Rigs

Techno 293The RYA and Techno Support Group confirm that the current Tushingham TK 68 and TK 78 sails remain as the chosen UK one design sails for all RYA Racing department supported activities for the 2007 season.

Tiree 2006

Previous action at Tiree. From 14 to 21 October 2006 The Tiree Wave Classic, one of the most legendary events on the UK's annual windsurfing calendar, returns to the stunning island off the West coast of Scotland (often described as The Hawaii of the North or The Land Below the Waves). Read more on Boards and get event details from

Weymouth Speed Week 2006

Weymouth Speed WeekA real David and Goliath battle is developing at the 2006 Weymouth speed week. On the first day a kitesurfer Nigel Rowels broke the harbour record, achieving an amazing 36.8 knots! And has laid claim to the $1000 prize fund put up by Da Kine.

Student Windsurfing Association Festival Hots Up!

Student Windsurfing AssociationWith the nights drawing in, the rain pouring down and the autumn winds raging and storming (hopefully!), a strange murmur from the deepest darkest depths of the South West has been heard by students across the land…

Winter Training with Mark Kay

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 their 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. All you need to do is look at last year's students and see the results.

RYA support for Formula Youth and Senior 2007

RYA WindsurfingThe RYA Senior and Youth National Formula Squads were originally introduced to nurture potential talent in order to position Great Britain in a strong position internationally with regards to the 2008 Olympic Windsurfing Equipment Decision. As a consequence of the ISAF decision, in 2006 the RYA pathway was in a position to formalise and restructure taking into account the new Olympic equipment.

Tenby delivers!

Xavier Ferlet Without a doubt Tenby offers everything required to host a major national event: a superb stretch of water, wonderful sandy beaches, and a very hospitable town! Needless to say the magic ingredient that contributes to a memorable event hit town - WIND! (Results & Pictures.)

Great Britain takes top ten at RS:X World Championship

RYA Wndsurfing The RS:X World Championship, which drew to a close today, 30 September, proved to be a tough event for Skandia Team GBR. While our British sailors may be coming home medal-free, they do so with their heads held high, following an event that saw them dig deep to execute some spectacular performances.

The 2006 Colgate PWA World Cup Sylt

Ross, Gybing inside Arnon and ahead of Micah.Micah Buzianis (US-34) stays top dog for another day in the Slalom 42 as the wind fails to materialize. Light breezes tantalized the PWA's finest racers throughout day four, nearing contestable strength on several occasions, including a scramble to start the fourth heat of race 2. Update: Ross Willams finished the event in 4th place losing out on third place to a tie break with Arnon Dagan, Event summary.