UKWA News for 2008

Techno Open Training week-end at Axbridge

Techno 293 The Techno Support Group has arranged a Techno Open Training week-end at Axbridge (Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club) on 16/17 February 2008. Cost is £40 per sailor. The weekend will be coached by RYA Coaches Ian Jamieson and Cat Potter (back from her recent World Tour). More on the TSG website.

New Team15 Club in the South East

Congratulations to Spray Water Sports in Eastbourne, who are the latest RYA training centre to become an official Team15 club.
The T15 project continues to grow -great news for sustaining activity within the UKWA

Winter Training Cancelled .......

Mark Kays Training scheduled for Feb 2nd & 3rd is now cancelled due to work commitments .
If anyone would like to put other dates forward please let Mark know as soon as possible.
For more information please contact mark on:- 07984 176 653 or email

Driven by Wind...update and team up to present you the start of this new era. Video and GPS timing will be combined to promote this official WSSRC video timed record hunt, which with the help of GPS can be followed by all interested parties world wide.

Up with the Ray, down with the Trench..

Move over ‘La Trench' - the English have arrived with their very own ‘speed canal' - the Ray at Southend on Sea. Yes, this natural lagoon in sunny Essex is to become the focus for Bjorn Dunkerbeck, Dave White and 28 other invited sailors to try and break the 50knot speed barrier this winter.

Hawaii waves webcam.... - Catch the waves on the reef in the North Shore of Maui. Two webcams capture the Uppers Kanaha and Camp One, famous windsurfing spots. Professional windsurfers launch right in front of the camera and train in the winter months before starting the Professional Windsurfers Association tour. (Note: The camera runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. HST but replays the previous 12 hours during dark hours).

2008 calendar confusion? ! ..

Apologies for any confusion caused by recent postings on the website,and on forums, concerning 2008 calendar of events .
The calendar is provisional, pending the finishing touches, hopefully applied before the end of this month. Not much will change -some venues need to be confirmed, some dates finalised.
I am happy to answer any enquiries you have:

UKWA calendar 2008

UKWA logoThe 2008 calendar has been particularly difficult to put together, but for good reasons - JP/Pryde have joined forces with the UKWA for the 2008 slalom series. More on than soon, but it has made the slalom venues & dates a tad more complicated than normal so the calendar (148k PDF) is still provisional.