UKWA News for 2007

60 MPs slam BA ban......

Almost 60 MPs have signed an early day motion in the House of Commons urging British Airways to change its decision to ban surfboards on flights....... we urge you to keep the pressure on !

A Christmas Story...

From John Fulton's point of view, it sounded like police cars were responding to a nearby accident.
He was floating chest-deep in the icy-cold water of the Niagara River at the time, dressed in a Santa Claus costume, clinging to his board.

Should we bring back "classic freestyle"?

Why is it lost? Is it really an ‘art', and why should I do classic freestyle when I could just be sailing around? More to the point; is it really fun and why is it? Does this mean there is no fun if one doesn't freestyle? ..........

Superheroes hit Weymouth!

Spiderman drops in.Anyone making the most of the conditions in Portland on Sat 8 Dec may have been mildly concerned when they were passed by Batman, maxed out on his 6m, closely followed by Superman and Captain America!!! Don't worry, you were not hallucinating, I will explain.

Martin van Meurs hit 50.7knots!!

10th December 2007...Martin van Meurs hit 50.7knots !!
"The Ray looks amazing. As the tide drops, an incredibly long sandbank gets exposed. It's a long walk to get to the strip, but as soon as I got there I knew this is one of the few places where the record can be set."

Mark Kay Winter Training ....

Mark Kay Winter Training
Next Training Event -This Weekend , West Pennine 15th -16th Dec
For more information please contact mark on:-
07984 176 653 or email:

UK sailors enjoying epic Maui....

Christmas comes early as December opens with big surf worldwide, starting out at epic Kona wind Lanes on Maui.
The excellent Hawaiin winter season continued with a powerful north swell and Kona winds to treat all the locals and pros in town to Lanes at its best. Check out video action of Nik, Robby, Rosco and Skye-boy.....

Race and train day this Saturday at Chasewater

The Midland region will be running a winter race and train day this Saturday at Chasewater in Cannock. At the moment the weather looks good for the weekend but if weather conditions deteriorate we will announce the cancellation of the event on the midlands web site by 10pm on Thursday night, so please be sure to check.

Albeau is FW World champion

We had good wind everyday and were able to keep exactly to the planned schedule for races.
A different couse everyday; 5 courses to test the all round ability of this formula fleet from 17 countries, representing 4 continents.

UKWA and GSG Cargo team up

GSG Cargo.With the recent banning of Windsurfing kit by BA fresh in our minds, the UKWA and GSG Cargo have teamed up to help competitors going overseas. Check out the services, which should be a great option, especially for groups of people going to events.

National Windsurfing Week

National Windsurfing Week.The UK's first ever National Windsurfing Week is taking place from 3-11 May 2008 and we want you to be part of it! Even if you've never been on a board in your life, National Windsurf Week is the ideal time to give windsurfing a try.

Mark Kay Winter Training : 07-08 UPDATE

This weekend turned out to be an excellent training session with Techno and RSX. The conditions on Saturday were cold however had 10-22 knots with some tricky gusts, managing speeds of up to 30mph; It was more of survival training session.
Mark really does push the sailors to the limit; no matter how hard the sailors think they are working Mark seems to get them to work ever harder.