UKWA News for 2007

Carsington update

Due to popular demand please see further directions for camping at Carsington.

Speedgun comes to Carsington at no extra charge.

Marlow Sponsorship for Keith Atkinson

Keith Atkinson Keith has secured Sponsorship with Marlow Ropes. Marlow, leaders in rope technology and known for their quality and performance at an international level, are continually tested and developed by the worlds best yachtsmen and woman and in the worlds harshest conditions.

The Corona Extra PWA World Cup - Tiree

Action from Tiree 2006.The island has hosted an open contest for over 20 years, and now, courtesy of Corona Extra, Event Scotland and The Highland Year of Culture, its' weathered shores and a prize purse of €30,000, will lure the sports elite in this landmark year for the highlands and islands of Scotland

JP / Pryde Party Nite.....

Mike presides over the quiz.One of the highlights of the recent event in Marazion was without doubt the JP / Pryde Party on saturday evening. The evening kicked off with a quiz. To a packed house, the Station House, quizmaster Mike Dempsey fired off a series of general knowledge questions interspersed with windsurfing gems.

Typhoon on board

Typhoon. Typhoon International are pleased to announce their new sponsorship of the UKWA and its associated race crew clothing support for the 2007 season. Agreeing to support the UKWA's race crew is another step in Typhoon's commitment to supporting watersport participation.

South West Cup Krafty

As I type this, the event results are up, and from those you can note that we all enjoyed some racing over the course of the weekend. What you can't see from these results is how very close we came to not scoring a full event due to extremely light winds, so credit is certainly due to the event crew for making sure that no opportunities were missed to get some racing in, whenever the wind blew.

Ireland - Wave 1

Round 1 of the, new, 2007 UKWA Wave Championship is coming very soon! This years championship is a 4 event series - "The 4 Nations Cup" - Brandon Bay is once again the venue for the Irish leg of the tour.

South West Cup Results - updated

Starting in front of the mount. A public apology - unfortunately an incorrect set of results have been published; and were used for conducting the prize giving. This does not affect FW sailors -but it does RSX,Raceoard and Techno. (Updated results)

Starboard Serenity - Demo Opportunity at Marazion!

John Hibbard on the Serenity. John Hibbard will be attending the Marazion UKWA event this weekend armed with a Serenity - Starboard's amazing new light-wind displacement hull. Whilst not exactly the weapon of choice for slalom racing, in non-planing conditions this board is simply light years ahead of everything else.

Tricky conditions test Brits in Palma

Nick Dempsey at Miami.The RS:X windsurfers finally saw some racing today at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma (Olympic Sailing classes), with Nick Dempsey crossing fifth in the men's fleet and a respectable 14th for Youth squad sailor Richard Hamilton, while Lucy Horwood and Bryony Shaw finished in fifth and seventh places respectively in the women's event.
Follow the stories on the RYA Skandia Team GBR site.

South West Cup, Racing, Slalom & Freewave

St Micheal's mountMarazion... no better place to spend Easter. If you have not already finalised your plans for Easter, it is not too late to consider a trip to Marazion on Penzance Bay.

F2 Speedgun Challenge 2007 - Round 1

F2 speedchallenge logo Hayling Island was the venue for the first event of the UKWA racing season with the action taking place off the "Inn on the Beach", Westbeach. This year Matt Wemms, of 604 Distribution, importer of F2 equipment and promoter of the Speedgun Challenge concept combined forces with the UKWA to further develop speed as a racing discipline.

Hayling report

Sailors launch off the beach.The forecasted ,cold, north / north easterly winds may have deterred some from attending but it was still a great turnout for the first event of the season. Hayling Island has hosted many memorable windsurfing events over the years and last weekends event was no exception. Indeed, it was a first for the UKWA - 3 events rolled into one !


UKWA logoNotice is hereby given that the the UK Windsurfing Association AGM for 2006 will be held at the The Barn, on Friday 6th April 2007 at 7.30pm. Please read for the possible changes to the organisation.

The Tushingham Cup - Masterblaster Racing for everyone

The UK Windsurfing Association have combined forces with Tushingham Sails to give everyone the opportunity to compete in a series of simple off-the-beach Master-Blaster races irrespective of age, gender or sailor ability.