The UKWA organise a calendar of social slalom events, designed specifically to include everyone, where your pool of friends you race against becomes significantly greater!
Slalom represents windsurfing in its purest form. No matter what your ability, the kit you use or the discipline you specialise in, everyone can relate to the exhilaration of blasting back and forth, trying to squeeze that extra bit of juice out of your kit whilst racing your mates.
At an event you choose a fleet to join depending on your ability, and blast around a simple course, trying to get to the finish the quickest!
At the events, there are several fleets:
- Master Blaster Fleet: Any kit, launch from the beach, get around one bouy any way you can, and get back! First back to the flag wins.
- Amateur Fleet: The stepping-stone to the Pros, you need to be able to gybe around a 5 buoy downwind course.
- Pro Fleet: People who have plenty of competitive experience, and racing slalom within the International Rules.
- Foil Fleet: Championship racing for foils on the Slalom Course. There will be one start with two divisions iQFOIL Open / Formula Foil (Minimum age 17) Under 17's may be accepted by prior invitation only. To receive an invitation to compete please email email@example.com
If you are not a member of the UKWA you can still enter in the Master Blaster fleet, although we do have to charge an extra £10 to cover event insurance.
For the Amateur, Pro and foil fleets you need to be a UKWA member to enter an event, then online entry is easy (see membership for more).
Find out more about the slalom series.