This weekend's event was one of extremes, with sails sizes of 9m on the Saturday (and not a lot of slalom), and 4m on sunday, with more races than most people could handle!
UKWA News for 2008
Its the Aberdovey slalom event this weekend. following the success of Minster the tour heads off to yet another new destination where we are being hosted and looked after by Boardwise and the team! Also check out the full event info for the JP/Pryde Series 3.
Oxford SC put on a beautiful sunny day and even an RAF flypast for a superb turnout of 29 Technos, 22 Raceboards, 13 RS:Xs and 5 Formula sailors as well as 30 Juniors sailing on the Team 15 Course, of whom 8 stayed to sail on the Main Course on the Sunday.
After an uncertain forecast all week, Saturday dawned warn and sunny with a brisk N-Easterly breeze. Christchurch is always a popular venue for the Raceboard fleet and this year was no exception with one of the strongest fleets for many a regatta.
The Wet n' dry Slalom event hosted by Minster Windsurf Academy took place at the weekend with over 30 entrants making the journey down the Isle of Sheppy, some of these journeys proving longer than others with Robbie Swift and Dan Ellis flying all the way in from Maui to compete in The UKWA's second round of the JP Neil Pryde Slalom series.
The management team for WSW is very pleased to be associated with Dakine for a second year and for 2008 it will be known as "The Dakine Weymouth Speed Week". Come and join in the fun and find out how fast you can go!
Round 2 of the UKWA JP/Pryde Slalom series, sponsored by Wet N Dry, takes place this weekend at Minster in Kent. With 3 different levels of competition and multiple age/sex catagories there is really something for everyone.
"Christchurch is a great venue for racing, it's safe to launch, there are nice grassy rigging areas, and the conditions were perfect for Formula racing. I will definately come back again!".
The UKWA requires volunteers to work and help on the rescue and/or Committee boats. This could include helping launch and recover boats, learning how to lay courses on the water ready for racing, recording of race results on the boats or on the shore and rescue work.
The day is aimed at any ladies who fancy giving this type of windsurfing a shot and no previous experience is needed.
And the best part about the day is its completely free!
an international flavour to the second round of the 2008 Cup Seies .The formula fleet attracted top class entries from (ITA456); (SUI322); (DEN13); and Allison Shreeve (AUS911) completing her visit to uk to promote the Formula One-Design for 2012.
However the star turn of the weekend fell to Ross Williams (GBR83) making an unscheduled , but nevertheless welcome, visit to UK.
Rutland Water, Part 2 of the UKWA Inland Series and an RYA selection event for those wishing to apply for the 2008/2009 Bic Techno National Junior Squad and also part of the selection process for the team who will represent Team GBR at the Techno World Championships in Sopot, Poland in August. National Squad coach Oli Woodcock, together with Ian Roberts and Isy Hutchinson were in attendance on behalf of the RYA.
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Two reports, the first from Allison Shreeve on her experiences at Whitwelll and the performance of the FW One Design; second from our resident formula expert, Dr Xav....
Event director Helen Cartwright is confident Britain's windsurfing champions of tomorrow were among the 62-strong fleet when the country's most promising young windsurfers did battle at the first ever RYA National Junior Windsurfing Championships at Whitwell, Rutland Water this weekend (17-18 May).