Slalom 1 Weymouth Report

18 April 2023

The UKWA Slalom tour began last weekend 15/16 April and despite the new format one thing did not change from 2022, the weather forecast was grim and unfortunately failed to surprize in any way with little or no wind all weekend.

The Masterblaster and WingFoil fleets had remained unchanged for 2023 however the Pro Fleet has now become The International Fleet and The Amateur Fleet will now be known as The National Fleet. Lots more information on how this works and the rules and regulations can be seen here.

Having seen the forecast the race team were keen to started as soon as possible as everything indicated any racing was likely happen within a one hour window between 11am and noon. This turned out to be the case, with the wingFoil fleet getting two races, the race officer chose Foilig as the designated discipline for The International Fleet but despite 5 starts, no races were completed.

MasterBlaster Fleet

Mr MasterBlaster race officer Brian did not let the light winds put off the sailors who enjoyed both plenty of racing with 17 rounds held over the two days and lots of tips on how to get the best out of themselves and their kit.

  1. Dylan Chick
  2. Charlie Howard
  3. Harry Wilkinson

WingFoil Fleet

With just two races completed for The WingFoil Fleet they proved their ability to race in some pretty light wind, however even they had to admit after just one hours racing the rest of the weekend would be spent on the beach.

  1. Overall Rafferty Read
  2. Overall Hugo Dobrijevic
  3. Overall Finlay Chandler
  1. Junior Hugo Dobrijevic
  1. Youth Rafferty Read
  1. Senior Rod Dickinson

Full results are here

Series results are here

Your Volunteer Team

Safety Boat- Alastair Morgans, Rob Strange, Andy Stallman & Stuart Keep

Race Officer- Tessa Ingram

Committee boat Crew- Rod Murray

Admin- Sue Ingram, Brian Tilbury, Ann Tilbury

Scorer- Anne Walsh / Michael George

Buoymaster- Brian Tilbury

Event Sponsors

Tabou Boards

GA Sails

The OTC / The Official Test Centre

Surf Doctor 

Tour Sponsors

Tabou / GA Sails -

OTC The Official Test Centre

K66 / Fanatic / Duotone / ION

Simmer O'shea / Puravida


JP / Neil Pryde

QuiverWindsurfing / Goya / Quatro / Kachina Clothing

Starboard / Severne


The Beach Company

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