UKWA News for 2008

The BRITISH Kona Cup 2008

Kona cup posterSeries of Kona one-design race events taking place around the UK over the coming months... There will also be a Kona Open fleet available for Kona riders who do not currently have the official Kona One Design rigs to use with their Kona's.

JP/Pryde Series 1..Clacton kicks off the Slalom season

"We are pleased to announce that for 2008 Pryde Group UK will be joining forces with the driving force of all competitive British windsurfing - the UKWA (United KingdomWindsurfing Association).
We see Slalom as the most competitive and more importantly the most accessible form of competition windsurfing." ...commented Chris Lewis

Techno Open Race Training

Techno 293The training will follow the UKWA London Windsurfing Racing event on Saturday 5th April. It will follow the usual race training format, with a mix of water and shore based sessions, including debriefing and individual sailor feedback.

Ireland 4 Nations update ...ferry/

A quick reminder (as if you needed it ! ) that the 2008 wave season starts next month with Round1 of the 4 Nations Series. The event takes place from April 17th to 21st the event will be hosted by the Irish Windsurfing Association and Jamie Knox Windsurfing.

podium placings for Sam and Kieran

The 2008 Techno 293 European Championships, held in Chivitavecchia , near Rome , has finished. The brits put in a good performance and ended with podium placings in both the 7.8 and 6.8 divisions for boys.

Urgent Change of date......

Rutland Water 11th 12th October
UKWA Inland Championships Round 5 & Cup Series Event 5
UKWA Midland Region Event 9
The above events will now be re scheduled for 25th 26th October 2008.

Midlands season starts saturday....

Following the winter break the UKWA Midland region racing starts again this Saturday 15th March at Hollowell Sailing Club, Northampton. For further details go to

New Speed World Record!

TeamPryde's Antoine Albeau (FRA 192) has broken the world speed sailing record by 0.4 knots to set a new world record speed of 49.09 knots.
After months of waiting for the big mistral winds, the speed canal at the shores of the Mediterranean Sea came to life again ........

Cartwright relishing new RYA role...

For the past six years Helen Cartwright has played a leading role in putting Great Britain at the forefront of Junior, Youth and Olympic Classes windsurfing. Now Chester-born Cartwright has been charged with ensuring the UK's sailing and windsurfing coaches remain at the head of the international pack after being appointed the new RYA Coaching Development Manager.

Congratulations Andy ...

Andrew receiving his award from the RYAGlaswegian Team15 (T15) Instructor, Andy Kerr, has been awarded one of the RYA's most prestigious coaching awards - RYA T15 Windsurfing Instructor of the Year 2008. The eagerly awaited awards ceremony took place at the world's biggest dinghy show, the RYA Dinghy Sailing Show, Alexandra Palace this weekend Saturday (01 March). Full story on Boards.

West Pennine Race Training ....

Mark Kay's Next Event 8th /9th March in the West Pennine Race Training series.
Please let Mark know if you intend coming.
Mobile 07836 223 867 Email

Keith does it again ....

On Sunday 24th February a packed Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge Suffolk witnessed record breaking nine times British Windsurfing Champion Keith Atkinson, being presented with the evenings' most prestigious award - Suffolk ‘Sports Personality of the Year'.

Opportunity for T15 clubs .....

Becoming a Volvo RYA Champion Club has never been easier or more worthwhile thanks to the launch of the scheme's new website.
Following the recent announcement that Sport England is committing £1.1m to the RYA's flagship Volvo RYA Champion Club, OnBoard and Team15 youth initiatives to further enhance club coach and volunteer development across England over the next three years.........