The first round of what is looking like a very exciting slalom series for 2009 is only a few weeks away. Funsport at Rhosneigr will host the opening round of the British Tour and following an enjoyable trip to Ireland the series kicks off on British shores with a real bang.
UKWA News for 2009
The 2009 Annual General Meeting of the UK Windsurfing Association (UKWA) is to be held at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy on Sunday 3rd May 2009 at 8.00pm (see notice board for directions ...
Great results from Lacanau, France, in the Techno 293 European Championships. European Titles for: Sam Sills (under 17); Noelle Finch (under 15 girl); Kieran Martin (under 15 ).
Brits dominated under 15 girls - with Imogen and ...
The battle for windsurfing supremacy is hotting up as George Bowles and Ali Masters sit neck and neck in pole position after day two of the RYA Volvo Youth National Championships and Trials at Largs ...
The 2009 Summer Course Racing season got underway on Sat 21st March in the Midlands and London Regions, both of whose events were blessed with glorious spring weather, even tempting the occasional shortie out of ...
If anyone is thinking of heading over to Ireland for what looks like a good south-westerly and a great slalom event, Stena lines are doing a discount, International Competitors travelling to the Slalom events are now able to avail of a special event fare. Check out the details at irishslalom.ie.
On the 3rd May 2009 Dave 'Vinnie' Standing is going to sail in an event to raise money for Cancer Research. The event is being organized by Windurfing4CancerResearch (W4CR) and it is there intention to attempt to break the record for the most sailing craft on the water at anyone time and raise money for Cancer Research.
Following on from the success of 2008, this year's UK Slalom Series sponsored by JP and Neil Pryde kicks off with a real curtain raiser and looks to set the tone for what is looking like a fantastic season for British and Irish Slalom racing!
Registration forms are up.
Starboard will be providing five brand new 2008 Phantom Raceboard 380's ( pretty much the same as the 2009 model) to the UKWA. These five boards will be allocated to the first five competitors who would like to race these at either the Inland Pitsford event, or the National Cup at Weymouth. It is First come first served - so please email the UKWA as soon as possible.
The 2009 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday May 3rd at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. The exact time and location will be published on April 18th with the Agenda, including details of any nominations received for vacant posts on the Committee.
Tiree this year is Saturday 10th Oct to Friday 16th Oct (closing party on the Friday night). We shall bring you confirmation of the one-day event; The Coll Challenge as soon as we have it but the wave event is definitely confirmed. Remember this year the ferries are cheaper for everyone.
A cold but sunny day saw many of our fastest sailors converge on West Kirby to do battle on the GPS speed ladder. Fastest of the day was again Farrell Oshea on his new Moo with a maximum speed of 45 knots and a 42.2 knot 5 times 10 second average. Closely followed by Steve Thorp in 2nd and Howie Rowson 3rd.