UKWA News for 2008

RS:X at Whitwell

With typical attitude the RS:X fleet lumbered onto the water but they were soon cheered up as they sat on the beach by the techno fleet all five of them having an awsome start ...

Raceboard fleet at Whitwell

There were 16 Raceboard entries at Whitwell, the average for the entire Inland Series being 17. The weekend started off with Race One taking place in an agreeable 10 knots or so and although the ...

Whitwell - UKWA Inland 5

With a fantastic turn out of 9 Juniors, 16 Raceboards, 20 Formula, 23 Technos and 13 RS:X, you could tell that the weekend was going to be a good event and with the wind forecast on the Saturday a challenging one as well. A good onshore breeze blowing on Saturday morning proved tricky for competitors. Despite this fact, everyone was out there giving it a good go.

UKWA Wave Final: West Wittering 1-2 Nov

Please find below the UKWA wave rankings going into the West Wittering event. Here's looking forward to a nail biting finish to the UKWA Wave Tour. One thing is for sure - it's going to be cold in those north-east winds on Saturday so bring or buy a neoprene hat!! The wind is forecast to be windy over lunchtime so we want to get on with the competition. Please be on time for registration and rigged up and ready for competition at 10:00.
Due to the forecast REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FROM 8AM on the Saturday down at the Club on the beach.

Dakine Weymouth Speed Week

Update: ITV coverage added. Weymouth speed week was superb this year, with the harbour record being broken on the 1st day by Anders Bringdal at 38.52 knots. Three great counting rounds in the week which gave us our speed champions for 2008 Pete Young with 37.29 knots and Zara Davis with 30.89 knots. Prizes and Trophy were donated by Spartan wetsuits.

Annual Prizegiving Party

Apologies for the late info, but it is: Saturday, November 15th 2008 at 7pm, with Masterblaster and GPS Challenge Sessions. Dress for the evening is smart casual / buffet & band included. PRIZES and FUN all day long! Download the form

Last race event

Midlands racingThe last race event of the year is this weekend at Whitwell, the country's best course racers will return to Rutland Water to do battle in the last event of both the Cup & Inland series to become the 2008 Champions. More in the event information...

Olympic equipment selection for 2012

The selection of equipment to be used in the 2012 Olympic Regatta has, understandably, aroused passions, "to change or not to change, that is the question!". There are two proposals going in front of ISAF, this post describes the process.

White Air 08 Extreme Sports Festival

A final day of receding winds through the afternoon only allowed the Youth and Junior Windsurfing events to take place, leaving the pro windsurfers time to play off the water during the weekend. Sponsored by Tushingham Sails and Starboard the Youth winner of the Junior Freestyle Windsurfing was Ben Harwood with Oscar Carmicheal winning the title of 1st Non Sponsored Junior Freestyler, taking with him one years sponsorship with Tushingham and Starboard plus various other goodies. More on WhiteAir

UKWA Tiree Wave Classic 11-17 Oct: More News


Just to be crystal clear (because I may have confused some people) the last day of competition is Friday 17th with closing ceremony that night. The Saturday ferry will be busy as taking home ...

Course - Windsurfing Racing Coach

RYA Level 2 Windsurfing Racing Coach, Carsington, 29/30th Nov 2008

Have you got Racing Experience? Do you have a passion for helping others to learn and progress? Are you interested in learning how to ...

Young guns shine at National Windsurfing Championships

The RYA's top young windsurfing talent lived up to their billing going into this weekend's inaugural RYA/UKWA National Windsurfing Championships picking up the crop of top titles at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA).

More than 150 windsurfers from all over Britain did battle over the course of two-days as for the first time the RYA joined forces with UKWA to run a combined National Championship event.

Update from the Formula Worlds at Portimao

Formula start at the Worlds in portugal.On the penultimate day at the Formula Worlds, Ross is sitting in 4th place. Ross didn't have much luck yesterday as he got slammed (which is not like Ross!) at the last gybe of ...

Fat Face results

The topline results are below, full masterblasters to follow soon. Chris Audsley took the honours in the night time windsurfing pro event, and as did Simon Leedham in the overall HBC Freeride Masterblaster. Pictures and video added...