In an update to the original Welsh Hi-Ho article, some more sponsors have gotten on board to help out, and there is also a long distance race planned to the fort on any kit you like, this is the only semi competitive thing to take place though!
"Felixstowe, Felixstowe, a long way to go, without any blow!"
The 18th and 19th of June were the dates posted for the eastern cup at Felixstowe and it was with great expectation that the UKWA road show picked up the road maps and planned the tortuous route down to the east coast and the quaint seaside town.
Dan Ellis flies the flag at the Jim beam European Slalom Championships kicking off today in Alacaty Turkey. Armed with Fanatic Falcon's and Naish Stealth's he will be fighting for the â‚¬15,000 prize fund and to add the European Title to his 2005 Asian title.
Saturday as expected proved to be a disappointment with very little wind, although there was enough on the T15 course area for the little â€˜uns to get in a couple of races. This meant that the LWA Summer Series Farmoor event did not happen, but Sunday more than made up for the Saturday's lack of wind.
This is a no nonsense full on training programme in a good fun kind of way and this would be a good grounding for anyone hoping to pass selection or just improve on there sailing abilities. You may think no wind no training, you may have to think again, even when there is no wind we still have loads to learn.
The European Formula Championships in Rhodos has been the biggest windsurfing competition so far this year. The event attracted 113 men and 10 women, whom had travelled from 26 countries and four continents. Hugh Sims-Williams reports.
Lucy Horwood gained 2nd place overall at the European Formula championships, becoming european champion (as Allison Shreeve is Australian), and Ross Williams stayed ahead of Steve Allen to take 4th in the mens gold fleet.
The UKWA Youth and Junior freestyle/wave training camp is at Christchurch agian this year, from 27th - 29th August 2005. This includes intensive instruction by fully experienced instructors, and there will be sessions with some of the top UK Freewave sailors who will be at the UKWA Freewave Event.
The Asian Windsurfing Tour has reached its climax in style in Ulsan, South Korea. Thousands of spectators turned out to see the biggest event in world windsurfing so far this year. Ellis rose to the top of the podium as he now takes the Title of Champion of the AWT ending the six year reign of Australia's Robbie Radis.
This coming weekend the LWA and Oxford Sailing Club are looking forward to welcoming you to Event Two of the UKWA Inland Series at Farmoor on Sat and Sun 11 and 12 June. (LWA sailors who wish to do so may enter just for the Saturday).
Although the IMCO is not the official Olympic board anymore, the class still believes in the One-Design concept, read the agm minutes.
The time had come to take to the water and see who would be the British Formula Champion of 2005. Britain boasts a very strong formula fleet which attracted both French and Dutch sailors to the open championships. The timing of the event provided an ideal build up regatta for the Europeans the following week in Rhodes.
Andy Chambers (AKA 'Bubble') outshone the competition with fluid and consistent moves despite the challenging conditions, most notably some slick Flakas. Terry Luxton and Simon Hurrey were second equal both showing an impressive array of moves. Caroline Radway reports.
Oh the joy of being back in Brandon Bay! What an awesome place and a fitting location for this very special event - Andy's Craic. The event was an informal event held in memory of Andy Funnell, Trevor's son and friend to all, who tragically died soon after the Triple Crown event in Ireland last May. This was the last place he had a really good sail, and the last place he whizzed round his trademark double forwards.
The British Champs started with lots of wind, and some very hard racing that challenged even the international contingent!
Nick Dempsey & Christine Johnston won the Formula fleet, Adam Peplasis & Laura Bray won the Raceboard fleet.