UKWA News for 2007

Windsurfer of the Year .....

Despite a very promising forecast, the wind did not arrive for the warm-up event to the evenings celebrations.
The evenings activity moved to the Sandbanks Hotel , Poole, for the Annual Awards Ceremony. MC for the evening was Ceri Williams, a late replacement for Peter Hart , who was a late replacement for DW ; who was a .........

Keith Atkinson gets BBC 2007 Sportsman of the Year Nomination

Last year Keith was awarded the BBC South East ‘Watersports Personality' of the year award and this is his third year in succession to be honoured with a BBC nomination.
The BBC have recognised Keith Atkinson's outstanding achievements during this year, picking up all three windsurfing titles, this being a repeat of his 2006 performance and the third consecutive year that he has been the overall British Champion.

Winter Freeride/Slalom Coaching Courses

Get the most out of you and your kit, two courses with the British Formula Champion Keith Atkinson on the 15th and 16th of December, in Felixstowe.

Sailors Meeting on Sunday 18th...

Members are invited to a "Sailors Meeting" that will take place on sunday morning, 18th November, at the Sandbanks Hotel. All are welcome - racers and wave sailors; speedsters and freestylers ! Meeting starts at 9.00 am - so no laying in bed after the evenings festivities!

Bournemouth/Poole event info

The racing on saturday will take place off the beach between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers.
There is parking all along the esplanade -except for the 100m before B'mouth pier. Access is from the Boscombe Pier end ......

Hibbard & Jackson confirmed as Champions

Tushingham/Starboard riders John Hibbard and Alan Jackson are confirmed as 2007 Wave and Slalom Champions, respectively.
It was a close run thing in both disciplines - both titles decided on a tie break.!

8 days to "blast" off....

Only 8 more planning days to the final blast of the 2007 season ! Are you ready yet !
Masterblaster style racing will take place on Saturday 17th november , "off the beach" near Bournemouth Pier. For the evening session its down to Poole and the Sandbanks Hotel for the final party and prize-giving.

Windsurfing at Weymouth 2012

The ten sailing events for the 2012 Olympic Games have been decided by the ISAF Council during the 2007 ISAF Annual Conference. Today in Estoril, Portugal, ISAF President Göran Petersson led the ISAF Council in over two hours of debate and discussion before the ten events were decided.........

Midland Region grand final

Whitwell hosts the Midland Region Grand Finale Weekend on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th November 2007. The Saturday is Slalom Racing, the Sunday is Round 10 of the UKWA Midland Series (Course racing), and includes The Famous Autumn Marathon where you can Race for the Xavier Ferlet Trophies. Download details.

Poole Slalom ...CANCELLED

Urgent announcement ! It has been necessary to cancel the final event in the 2007 championship series. Apologies for any inconvenience caused to the membership ......

Rutland Water Delivers Again

"All through the night the wind built keeping many people awake but fortunately it settled to a steady 12-16 knots by the 9.15 briefing. The race team had worked hard to get the course ready early and the orange flag was raised for the formula fleet at the end of the race briefing." Bob Ingram reports back from the last Inland event.

UKWA Wave Series Final West Wittering 26th - 28th October

Richard Jones mid forward.The final event of the UKWA Series was hosted by West Wittering Windsurf Club over the weekend. With one day of high wind sandwiched between high pressures we were lucky to get some wind. Sunday morning saw force six and good waves hit West Wittering beach with one of the highest tides of the year.

Prize giving party

Masterblaster and party entry form.There has been a change of venue for the forthcoming end of season party and prize giving. This "must attend" extravaganza will now take place at the Sandbanks Hotel , Poole.

Hayling delivers...title decider at Poole!

Yet again Hayling delivered the conditions for a "challenging" round 4 of this years Slalom Championship! .....
Alan Jackson rose to the occasion - two wins in the last 2 races ensured he finished the event one point ahead of main rival K 9-Guy Cribb .