UKWA News for 2007

Chairmans Overview - 2007

"The start of the 2007 competitive windsurfing season is fast approaching. Lets hope the brilliant conditions of the last few months continue with plenty of wind for the season." John Ellis provides the chairman's overview for 2007.

Taking the World by Storm

Cross channel windsurfers. Guy Cribb's cross-channel project is now an enormous charity event with the UK and French Coastguards involved, safety officers, sponsors, skippers, PR agents, helicopters, satellite tracking devices, doctors, websites etc.

Hayling, season kick-off

Hayling off the beach racing.Hayling Island has built a reputation for hosting memorable windsurfing events. It is a venue that always attracts a good attendance, but with so much more on offer this year, could we see a record number of competitors and windsurfing enthusiasts converging on Westbeach?

Sparky's Youth Training Camp No. 3, Tenerife

Sparky's training. Plans are now being finalized for Sparky's third Youth Training Camp - a scheme masterminded by Sparky (Mark Hosegood) himself and drawing inspiration from the Andy Funnell Foundation to help raise the level of youth windsurfing within the UK and aboard.

Richard Jones Freewave Training

Richard mid-vulcan. Young Tushingham & Starboard team sailor Richard Jones is offering a great opportunity for all levels of windsurfer with the first of his Freewave training weekends at Poole, Dorset on March 3rd and 4th.

Two Prestigious endorsement's for Weymouth Speed Week

Weymouth Speed Week. The world's longest-running speed event has been endorsed by the UK Windsurfing Association to hold the British Championships from 2007 onwards. It is a big step forward for the event, which has also gained recognition this week also from the International Speedsailing Association and will be on the calendar for the World Series.

Windsurfer gets a Yachting Award

Zara receiving the trophy.Zara Davis our No 1 Ladies speedsailor has been awarded the Sailor of the year trophy by the Bristol Channel Yachting Association, who represent over 55 yacht clubs over the South West of England.

Exocet LB demo at Bough Beach

Kona class boards rounding a mark. At the first LWA Event of the 2007 Summer Series at Bough Beech SC near Sevenoaks on Sat 10 March, Surf Sales have kindly agreed to bring along two of the new Exocet longboards to demo, a Kona and a Warp X.

Calendar for 2007

UKWA logo The calendar is now finalised (barring acts of God, or local authorities!), it's all in the events section. Also don't miss the chance to feedback on Tenby plans, or attend the Defi wind. More on the Calendar for 2007.

New UKWA Phone number

UKWA logo The UKWA has a new phone number: 08454 10 33 11, calls are charged at a local rate.

The number is courtesy of a certain Mr Chilvers, for a free Business Telecoms Health Check contact: Guy Chilvers at Chilvers Bosch Telecoms., 08454 10 30 50 or 07785 30 30 42

Nick Dempsey still ranked 1st

Nick Dempsey has retained his No. 1 world ranking for the third successive time following an outstanding 2006 series. The 26 year old Olympic Bronze medallist is currently training in Palma and is looking forward the World championship in Portugal where he will hope to qualify for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Bryony Shaw is currently lying in 4th position.

Speed Gun Challenge

Dave White, a record setting windsurfer To help promote speedsailing the UKWA will also be having a speedgun at a number of UKWA racing events to measure your speed.