UKWA News for 2009

Inn on the beach re-opening

Inn on the beachIt's been 50 years since windsurfing was "invented!" at Hayling Island…. And this summer a venue that's been around for over 150 years on the seafront is re-opening for the windsurfing and local community to enjoy, in time for National Championships in Sept. Inn on the Beach is a great venue and we are trying to raise awareness in the windsurfing community of its re-opening after a massive refurbishment. Check out the Facebook group, and website.

RS:X Open Training

Jamie Ingram air timeThe MWA (Midland Windsurf Association) is running a program of RS:X Open Training in association with the RYA.

Christchurch Report

UKWA National Championships Round 3, June 20th - 21st 2009

Dave Hackford rounding the top mark.Last weekend the UKWA was again given a warm welcome by Christchurch Borough Council as the 2009 series moved on to Steamer Point Christchurch. Christchurch must ...

Irish Slalom Series Round 3 Report

Winners of Irish Slalom Series round 3
"True to form Ireland's most efficient race officer; Greg Day, had competitors on the water straight away. With a large Silver Fleet contingent it was decided to run both fleets separately. A strong 20 knot breeze allowed the race crew to set a large downwind slalom course..."
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Christchurch-One Week To Go

Just One Week To Go to the third cup event of the season at one of our most popular venues Christchurch. With a fantastic view from the camping field, beautiful beeches and wonderful sailing this ...

Inlands 2/RYA Junior Champs/Rutland Marathon-Report

Whitwell 6th & 7th June 2009

Techno start.153 sailors turned out to race last weekend 6th & 7th June for Round Two of The UKWA Inland National Championships & The Rya National Junior Championships 2009 and the Rutland Marathon ...

JP/Pryde British Slalom Series 2009 - Round 2

Aberdovey, Gwynedd, Wales. Hosted By Boardwise

40 knot slalomFollowing the success of the opening round of this year British Slalom Championships the series moves onto Aberdovey in Mid wales, where Boardwise and the team will play hosts ...

Nick Dempsey - Cycling

Nick Dempsey, on his bikeNick Dempsey is taking on a new challenge, cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats. With the World Championships just 3 months away, now is the perfect time to get some serious miles on the bike, you can follow his progress and donate to the British Heart Foundation.

JP/Pryde British Slalom Series Round One, Rhosneigr

Slalom startThere are not many events on the UKWA calender where two disciplines can combine with ease to give great conditions and ultimatly great sailing and with memories of world cup grand slam events in mind ...

Bridlington Report

Last weekend the UKWA was again given a warm Northern Welcome by East Riding Council as the 2009 series moved on to Bridlington. Bridlington must be the friendliest venue on the UKWA tour and local ...

Rhosniegr - Slalom & Wave

Matt leads off the beach.A great event at Rhosneigr for both Slalom and Wave competitors. Boardseeker have the day 1 results which will stand as final. After near-gale force winds and good waves the second day started off without ...

Wetsuits - Sailing Instruction update

UKWA logoAt Weymouth, we were concerned that some competitors were following the letter, but not the spirit, of the wetsuit sailing instruction (4.4): "When numeral 3 is displayed, every competitor shall wear a wetsuit or ...