James Simpson

James Simpson

I learnt to windsurf in 1999 at Bosworth Water Park and progressed from there into the RYA Zone Squads. By 2002 I was sailing 5.5m Aloha and I managed to come 1st in the Eric Twinname and 3rd at the Youth and Masters. At the start of 2003 I was on 6.5m Aloha competing on the UKWA National Tour but I didn't do to well and by the middle of the year I had made the change to 6.6m IMCO. Soon I worked out that I wasn't the best build for Raceboard and I got bored of pumping in light winds.

I decided to go to formula which suited my weight and style much better. Before the season started I managed to pick up some sails from Nick Scott and Boardwise and also a Starboard Youth Formula. Throughout 2004 I raced Formula in the Freerace Fleet and had great fun trying to beat every one round the courses. At the end of the year I finished in 4th place overall and 1st youth. At the same time I also competed in several SCUK events and came 3rd at Rutland and 2nd at Poole.

Name: James Simpson
Year of Birth: 1990
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 70kg
Hometown: Tamworth
Sailing since: 1999
Disciplines: Formula & Slalom
Best Results: 1st Freerace Youth 2004
4th Freerace overall 2004
3rd Freerace King of the Lakes 2004
2nd National Junior Indoor 2005
Sponsors Boardwise, Ultimate Winch, Surfkraft,
Aquasphere, Skyview Systems,

At the start of this year I entered the Indoor Championships and came 2nd. Lets hope the rest of the year continues as it started ! I will be competing in the Top Formula Fleet, Slalom X Series and I am going to the Youth Worlds in Christchurch.

See you on the water !