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National Watersports Festival celebrates its 12th successful year!

The National Watersports Festival delivered another superb three days of windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding at Rutland Water, East Midlands over the weekend (8-10th June). In the usual packed style for the NWF the water was a hive of activity with racing, demos, taster sessions, sprint races, distance races, SUP Polo, mass starts and families simply enjoying Rutland’s only […]

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Is windsurfing equipment too expensive? – Bouke Becker speaks about the cost of windsurf kit

Words: Bouke Becker Pics: Witchcraft Windsurfing There’s much criticism about the cost of new windsurfing equipment – in fact, it’s serious bone of contention for many riders. Long time industry insider and business owner Bouke Becker speaks about one of the most controversial aspects of windsurfing. Talk to us about the cost of windsurfing equipment and why prices are such […]

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‘Gis a job’, with Neilson Holidays’ Head of People Iain Stevenson-Wood

Pics: Fi Plavenieks, Neilson Holidays, Sian Fisher, Madie Day, Tracy Lower If you’re looking for a job in watersports, possibly as a windsurfing instructor, then one of the biggest UK employers for this kind of role is Neilson Holidays. Each year the company helps put a raft of new recruits through the RYA training scheme in readiness for a season […]

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Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, with Fitsix active clothing – single arm pulldown

British Windsurfing Champion and experienced Personal Fitness Trainer Keith Atkinson shows us how to perform a range of gym exercises safely and effectively.  In part three of the fitness series, ‘The Single Arm Pulldown’ is featured. A variation of the previous back exercise, another great one for the Lats (Latissimus Dorsi), however a focus on one-arm at a time.  Of […]

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National Watersports Festival – This Weekend. Don’t Miss It

‘20°C, some sun and a breeze…’  It looks like the perfect weather for THE BIG WEEKEND – The National Watersports Festival (NWF) which is taking place at Rutland Water this weekend! (8-10th June 2018). Online entry is now closed but YOU CAN STILL GO! Tickets can be purchased at the Festival which will enable you to either enter any or all […]

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Wave escapsim – Loftsails Wavescape 5m 2018 windsurfing sail review

Pics: James Jagger Loftsails’ Wavescape 5m is the first sail from Monty Spindler’s iconic windsurf sail brand we’ve used. Back in the day it was the brand’s popular Lip that seemed to be choice but these days the range has a refined and fresh aesthetic making the Wavescape visually appealing when on the water. Coming in striking blue and black […]

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Why you should go windsurfing in Mauritius…Planet Windsurf Holidays

For the team at Planet Windsurf, the UK’s leading windsurfing holiday specialist, it just doesn’t get any better than Mauritius. This Indian Ocean island boasts turquoise reef protected lagoons, consistent winds that blow from March to November, a variety of luxury hotels that are perfect for travelling with partners and families, and some of the best wave spots in the […]

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Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, with Fitsix active clothing – lat pulldown

Header pic: Andy Stallman The second instalment of our windsurfing fitness video series, with Keith Atkinson and Fitsix active clothing, features the lat pulldown. Don’t forget to check out the first part which you can find here – www.windsurfingukmag.co.uk/keith-atkinson-windsurfing-fitness-with-fitsix-active-clothing-the-standing-chest-press/   Windsurfing Champion and Personal Fitness Trainer, Keith Atkinson, shows us the second exercise in the fitness series, ‘The Lat Pulldown’. This is […]

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Cobra International’s Bruce Wylie on the new Windsurfer LT concept

Pics: Cobra International, John Henderson For many the original Windsurfer holds huge favour as it was the do it all family board that got everyone out sailing at weekends, whatever the weather and/or location. With the recent announcement from Cobra International that they have brought the Windsurfer LT back, albeit in modern guise,  Windsurfing UK caught up with project leader […]