Kangaroo Poo in conjunction with West Kirby sailing club are holding a speed weekend open to all windsurfers. There will be tuition available from are team riders, demo equipment from the leading brands and lots of friendly people. The event is on the 24th and 25th September.
Dan Simpson was 2nd U15 Formula racer in the junior fleet last year in Dranske, Germany and has been training hard since then. The winter training was run by Mark Kay at Rutland Water and West Pennine Reservoir. Dan recently took part in the Formula Junior, Youth and Masters World Championships at Christchurch, Dorset.
Eastbourne Extreme certainly turned up the heat over the weekend of 16th-17th July with reports of 25,000 visitors all enjoying soaring temperatures at the FREE extreme sports festival, held on Eastbourne seafront.
It's the quiet time for events at the moment so we should all start thinking about upcoming events and the windy Autumn we are bound to have this year (fingers crossed!). Trevor summaries the upcoming Freewave events and links to the entry forms.
I would be surprised if you hadn't heard about this event as Surfkraft Team Captain, Ian Kraft, put a lot of time and effort into making sure the whole world knew about the event that would see Eastbourne transformed into the Extreme Sports mecca of Europe! There was loads going on and this always makes an event more enjoyable and you get a lot of spectators for the windsurfing which is a great way to show them what it is all about.
I turned up for the event in the early morning and had a chat with Matt Wemms (of 604 Distribution) about the sausages - floating inflatable tubes that competitors jump over - and tips to get over them. Graham Woods of Team Airborn reports. Full results.
"The 4th day of Youth, Junior and Masters World's in Christchurch was very tough and brought us more fight and some changes to the results. From the very morning we had good side shore wind and we started off at 10 o clock." Leszek Rutkowski reports, Youth and junior results.
The 2005 RYA/UKWA Youth and Masters National Championships is to be held at the newly opened Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy on the 24th/25th September. Racing will take place on the waters that will host the 2012 Olympics in seven years time and who knows, maybe a few of those racing in September will be back in 2012 to claim their Olympic medals. (Entry form.)
Eight of the UK's top youth freestylers are immersed in a week of full-on freestyle, based at Club Dahab on the Red Sea.. Coached by Mark â€˜Sparky' Hosegood, who has taken on responsibility for developing youth freewave in the UK, the boys have been working hard on a range of moves all week in conditions from light wind up to force 6.
The UK Super X event went off yesterday in Christchurch with wind, sun and big crashes from some of the top UK sailors! e s i v i s i o n (producers of UK Blast!) were on hand to film it and you can check out the action by going to www.esi-vision.com and clicking on "sport" (you will need broadband and Windows Media Player 10).
Geoff Pook reports back from the 3rd of the Inland Series at Axebridge. Alan Jackson on big kit pipped Adam Pepelasis on his IMCO. (Full results).
The Youth team has been preparing at the Youth & Master Worlds event site in Christchurch. The UKWA event at Christchurch precedes the Worlds, and will provide some great competition for the team before the Worlds event.
The sailing instructions have also been finalised (127k PDF).
The Eastbourne Extreme drew a huge crowd, who were entertained by the downwind slalom on the saturday afternoon, fueled by a sea breeze. (Not to mention all the non-windsurfing action, music and entertainment at the event!) Check out the pictures and results from the event, report coming soon.
FORMULA WINDSURFING YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2005
25-31 July 2005 - Christchurch, Dorset, England
Due to popular demand an â€˜OPEN â€˜ fleet will now be able to compete at the Formula Festival at Christchurch in the UK.
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!