UKWA News for 2008
Please note that Entry is about to close for the UKWA/RYA National Championships. This event will incorporate the RYA Youth and masters and the UKWA National Championships bringing together the best in Britain on fantastic racing waters in Portland Harbour.
Please ensure that your entry and payment is made in the correct class with the correct sail number by Monday.
Any queries please call the RYA on 02380 604 197.
GMFCo have announced the Pro Fleet Prize Money, the Ferry and accommodation info are now ready, and the head judge and photographer have been announced...
Two weeks to go to the third Fat Face Festival and if you want to enter, you ALL have to PRE-ENTER. That means everyone from hotshot Pro to youth sailor to amateur sailor. Everyone has ...
The BBC was first with the news online: Bryony secured bronze.
From the RYA: Bryony Shaw has won Great Britain's first ever women's windsurfing medal clinching RS:X bronze at the 2008 Beijing ...
The PWA headline from AlaÃ§ati was that Dunkerbeck is back, beating the dominant Antoine Albeau into second. What they didn't mention so much was that Ross Williams was third, beating former world-champ Kevin ...
At the halfway stage (hopefully, given the lack of wind), Nick Dempsey currently lies in 3rd place, and Bryony in 5th. The RYA have been on top of all the action with loads of articles going out on all the sailing action, here are the windsurfing highlights from the RYA so far.
Congratulations to Ross Williams, the new European Formula Windsurfing Champion. Steve Allen (Aus 0) won the Allegro Cup, but Ross (GBR 83) was the first European racer.
Full event information at the Formula Windsurfing website.
Updated for day 5: After 1 race this morning when the wind went from strong to light, we are currently waiting for the next race after the Silver fleet and the Ladies. The wind has just picked up so we're about to go back out.
Unfortunately there won't be any UKWA freestyle competition at Felixstowe this weekend, but there will be a Freeride super session, as well as Windsurf lessons from Keith Atkinson, and lots of other stuff you'd expect from an Xtremefest that promotes healthy living, beach lifestyle and extreme sport. Check out the event site.
We can finally announce that the Tiree Wave Classic is on! The NEW dates are Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th October.
If you're a centre, club or school and have a suitable space, please print off the poster and get it on display. The Fat Face National Windsurfing Festival is sure to once again deliver great fun whatever the weather, and don't forget the superb Saturday Night party!
Derwent Sailing Club is amongst the best, it has excellent facilities, and overnight camping will be permitted on Friday and Saturday. The water is large and suits all fleets and classes. We will provide racing to suit all levels of ability, come and give it a try!!
Inland 4 & NE 5 event info.
The first day of slalom saw 8 Rounds of downwind slalom in excellent conditions! Most people used 6.5m sails in rolling swell, Sunday dawned with 20+ knots and most people on 5.5m sails in small breaking waves.
Well, its come round quick and truthfully following the 45knt epic event we had in mid-Wales a little too quick for my aching body! Hove is this weekend, always a fantastic location with great facilities and a very welcoming club and staff at Hove Lagoon.
F2 restructure and spring back into action with the signing of Zara Davis the UKs Queen of speed. Zara has been recovering from a badly broken foot that she injured in competition last year and the news of the interest in her from F2 has given her even more incentive to get back to full fitness.