UKWA News for 2011

Formula European Championship Report

Formula European Championship Report

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.


Formula Report Bridlington

Formula Report Bridlington

Formula Report from Cup 4 at Bridlington. Challenging conditions but three good races back to back for the Formula Fleet


Raceboard adopts 7.8 fleet

Raceboard adopts 7.8 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

 


Important Techno Amendment to NoR

Important Techno Amendment to NoR

Due to a pending announcement from the RYA, for squad selection 2011/2012 there has been an amendment posted to the UKWA NoR.


Beat 30.6 knots on a Raceboard, win an Aeron boom

Beat 30.6 knots on a Raceboard, win an Aeron boom

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.


Report from Formula at Mumbles

Report from Formula at Mumbles

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.


Report from Freestyle at Mumbles

Report from Freestyle at Mumbles

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.


Rutland Formula Report

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.


Poole slalom June 16th

Poole slalom June 16th

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.