UKWA News for 2007

Hayling Slalom update; K9 comeback....

Round 4 of the 2007 Slalom Championships takes place this weekend off West Beach, Hayling Island.Competition for top place is close in all divisions.
Guy Cribb with one event win to his credit (Hove ) could yet overhaul Xav and Alan !

Mark Kays Winter training ..

Mark Kays Winter training got off to an excellent start this year. If anyone wishes to come along, you are more than welcome; he will also travel to your local club and organise some training. Up and coming dates.................

Ex-demo RSX kit available

RS:XA number of ex demo/lightly used RSX packages (complete) are now available for customers to purchase in the UK. The Kit is in very good condition, the packages are available in 8.5m sizes and 9.5m sizes and are from an event run last year

Formula training day

Our resident Formula rep & enthusiast Xavier Ferlet is organising an unofficial training / practice day for anyone interested. It was going to be tomorrow (Sat 20th), but has been postponed until 10-11th Nov due to a light forecast, but it will give more people an opportunity to attend.

Proposals for UKWA Formula racing

Calling all Formula racers! Please have a look through the Formula proposals for the committee meeting this weekend, and email any comments to Xavier, the Formula rep.

Top Ten for Ross......

After a slow start to the season Ross Williams (GBR 83) - Gaastra, Tabou, O'Neill- finished the year strongly . Once again Ross made the PWA Top Ten in two disciplines: Wave 9th and Slalom 10th.

Wave Rankings after Tiree.......

With just one more event to go in the race for the 2007 Wave titles, the rankings after Tiree - round 3 of the 4 Nations Championship- are published. Leading sailors are: Andy King (Pro), Simon Crowther (Am), Louise Emery (Ladies), Graham Woods (youth), Aleksy Gayda (Junior) and Sav (Master).

Frustrating Speedweek 2007

Weymouth Speed WeekThe week was hailed a great success despite the lack of wind the Monday's counting round meant it qualified as an official round of the World ISA circuit and that Nigel Spriggs and Linda Cleary are crowned the UKWA 2007 British speed champions.

Dan wins IFCA World title....

After five days the 23rd IFCA Slalom World Championships 2007 in Hyeres has ended. Despite not so promising forecasts it was possible to have spectacular windsurfing competition on all but the last days. Dan Ellis (GBR 52, Fanatic, Naish Sails) from Great Britain is the Slalom World Champion 2007.

RYA: National Ranking Series set for thrilling finale

RYA Windsurfing logo. From the RYA: "In the RS:X 8.5 Skandia Team GBR's Bryony Shaw raced herself into an almost unassailable Series lead completing a clean sweep of five round two wins at WPNSA to back up her Sail for Gold triumph..."

Frustrating start to Speedweek 2007

Weymouth Speed WeekA record number of competitors from all over Europe arrived on the opening day of WSW to be faced with a moderate wind forecast from an easterly direction, not the normal south-westerly. To add to the frustration, the timing system from the ISA had a major problem with a crashed hard drive. So the old system had to be hurriedly pressed back into service to enable timing to take place.

British Success at The First RSX Youth Worlds, Sopot

Elliot Carnet and Richard HamiltonRichard Hamilton (GBR 75) & Elliot Carney (GBR 274) did very well at the recent RSX Youth Worlds (Sopot, Poland). The competition was run to the new Olympic format with the final day being the medal race for the top ten sailors.

Rankings updated after Whitwell

Keith Atkinson restored to top of the Formula rankings following his event (& series) win at Whitwell. No change in RSX/Raceboard/T293.

Holiday in Antigua? .. yes please

SUNSAIL are offering a holiday for 2 in Antigua. A prize draw will be made at the forthcoming year end bash at Bournemouth Pavilion.
All ticket holders will go into the draw. Tickets will be avilable soon.