The 2011 Formula European Championship took place in Liepaja, Latvia and the UKWA had 2 representatives: James Briggs and Chris Bond who reports from the event.
UKWA News for 2011
The Midlands Windsurfing Association Event 8 at Carsington is off
New Raceboard Transitional Training open to existing and potential raceboard youth sailors
Formula Report from Cup 4 at Bridlington. Challenging conditions but three good races back to back for the Formula Fleet
The UK Raceboard Fleet has amended its 7.5 class to a slightly larger sail size and will be known as The Raceboard 7.8 class
Due to a pending announcement from the RYA, for squad selection 2011/2012 there has been an amendment posted to the UKWA NoR.
New RS:X Training dates including TT Sqad selection.
Stories on speed sailing are predominantly about tiny boards, huge winds and speeds up above 40 knots. But Tushingham speedster Bob Cunningham has thrown down the gauntlet to all Raceboard sailors who use a GPS to measure their speeds.
The 3rd Cup event of the year took place at the Mumbles with a very promising forecast for the weekend. The main news prior to the racing was the absence of Richard Jones whose future on the circuit is under doubt for the rest of the season due to work commitments.
For the third event in the UK Freestyle tour we travelled to the other end of the world, well no it was just Mumbles in Swansea Bay but it felt like a long way from Sussex to me as I went via Cornwall for a few days.
Girls and Ladies will again go free at Slalom 3.
The UK formula fleet arrived at Rutland water for round thee of the UKWA inland series, forecast for the weekend was looking mixed with light winds for Saturday and wind increasing on Sunday, gusting to 30 - 35 knots.
Last night BDC played host to some high octane thrills and spills as part of Poole Slalom's usual Thursday evening "social" racing. Racing started on time and conditions could not have been better for the LONG 4 buoy downwind course.