UKWA News for 2008

Eastern Windsurfing Association

The E.W.A. begins its second year and plans its first race of the 2008 series on Sunday 23rd March at Alton Water, Suffolk. For anyone interested the EWA plans to hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday 25th February -to be held in the public bar of the Kings Head Public house in Stutton at 7:30. Contact clive.quantrill@btconnect.com for further information on either event.


Another sunny weekend in prospect!

Forecast on Sat is 13 knots and 10 knots on Sunday, easterlies both days. Programme is probably Formula on both days.
I'll be next to the Inn on the Beach from 10am till 1pm on Sat and all day on Sunday.
It was nice to see 5 Formulas on the water last weekend, including some locals.
See you on the water, Dr Xavier Ferlet.


Speed World Cup...

Lots of things have changed since the International Speed Windsurfing Class (ISWC) has become an official ISAF international class in May 2007.
The ISWC board wants to inform you about the changes that we implemented over the winter break, giving you more service, more sailing, more fun on the water !


Bournemouth Windsurfing Festival

With seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all - a vast variety of shops and restaurants, buzzing nightlife and endless countryside with beautiful award-winning gardens and water sports galore.......


Regional events..updated

The Regional events page has now been updated .
London, Midlands and North East calendars are complete - some venues in North West and South West remain tbc , but will be added as soon as they are confirmed.
For further details ...


Used RSX equipment now available

"Following the success and take up of the previous shipment of Used RSX equipment, Pryde Group UK are pleased to announce that we have committed to a second shipment which has now been delivered and is available to purchase through Boardwise.".....


Invitation to formula racers...

from Fernando Sanz, president of Club Windsurf Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca.
"We are organizing the next Formla Spanish Cup, from the 19 / 22 of March. There are a few groups from countries like Portugal, Estonia, Italy, Germany, who are coming to the Cup, as an early season training preparation."


Moscow or Singapore ..2010?

The Youth Olympic Games aim to bring together talented young athletes from around the world; and will feature 100 sailors in 4 events-including windsurfing boy and girl. Good news for our Techno 7.8 kids. Final decision on venue -February 21st.


Keith nominated for Award

Keith Atkinson has been nominated and short listed for the ‘Suffolk Coastal District' annual ‘Sports Personality of the Year' award.
Keith moved his base to Felixstowe almost a year ago and has already made his mark in the region by being the driving force behind XTREMEFEST 2007, Felixstowe's first extreme sports event.


Hayling weekend with Dr.Xav..

Gorgeous weather this weekend, get the Formula kit out! Planning to go to Hayling Island both days.
Forecast is 10 knots Saturday & 8 knots Sunday. Sunshine & 11 degrees should make for a spring like weekend.
See you on the water, Dr Xavier Ferlet.


Cutting Edge...

Are you an outgoing, adventurous type?
Do you enjoy taking part in outdoor activities with family and friends?
Are you fighting a losing battle .............


Date Change -Ireland Wave...

Apologies for the late change, but Ireland 4 Nations , Wave 1, has moved to April17th >21st. The event is hosted by the Irish Windsurfing Association at Jamie Knox Watersports, Brandon Bay. Full details will be published soon.


2 NEW National Championships..

If you have been following the forum discussion about the calendar you will be aware that an important announcement was imminent !
Read the RYA Press Release in full ; an updated calendar is also published on this home page.


One Design Rig - BIC Techno Class

The international BIC Techno 293OD Class have selected BIC as the supplier of the new one design rig for International Competition commencing from the 2008 Worlds onwards
Read the full statement issued by the RYA......


Driven by wind opening event

Driven by WindThe opening week of Driven by Wind is over and was blessed with 35 to 40 knots of wind on the 2nd day which allowed Finian Maynard on his first visit to the Ray at Southend to set a blistering 44.32 knot run.