Ross Williams

Ross Williams

My passion for windsurfing began when I was five, down at my family's Windsurfing Centre on the Isle of Wight. My summer holidays were spent on the beach, Surfing and Windsurfing at every opportunity.

At the age of nine, I was participating in my first National Racing Championships. When I was thirteen I was in the National Youth Squad, racing on Tiga Aloha's.

I left the squad after the 1995 World Championships in Hungary (which I was third in) to take up Funboard Racing and Wave sailing. In 1997, I won the I.F.C.A. Under 19 World Funboard overall title and the Slalom World Title.

The following year, I retained my title.

Name: Ross Williams
Year of Birth: 1980
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 82kg
Hometown: Isle of Wight
Sailing since: 1985
Disciplines: Formula, Freewave
Sail Number: GBR83
Best results: 2003 & 2004 British Open Formula Champion,
2004 National Formula Racing Champion,
2004 5th PWA Racing & 1st Euro-Cup.
Sponsors Gaastra, Starboard, Cobian, O'Neil

By 2000 I was British Overall Champion in the combined Racing and Waves. That year I went to Thailand, winning the under 23's Formula World Windsurfing Championships, and also finishing fifth in the Men's.

Brazil was the venue for the Formula World's in 2001 where I achieved second place in the under 23's and ninth in the Men's.

In 2002 and 2003 I was British Funboard Champion and also in 2003 I was sixth overall on the P.W.A. Racing Tour and 22nd in the Waves.

With my best result in the famous P.W.A. event Sylt, Germany where I was second in Racing and 17th in the Waves.