Uncategorized

What windsurf foiling has taught us (so far) – journey into the new… #2

We’ve been on the windsurfing foiling horse for a while now, and we’re still learning! It’s by no means a ‘cracked’ thing. That in itself makes wind foiling addictive and rewarding. In the second part of our foiling findings articles we list more of what’s been discovered during flight times. If you missed the first part then check it out […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Windsurfing self-rescue technique with Russell Groves

It’s a skill everyone should have under their belts, after all if it goes belly up then the only person able to get you back to shore is you. Russell Groves runs through windsurfing self-rescue in the following video. As he says it’s wise to absorb the info before running through a land based drill, that way you’ll have the […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

What windsurf foiling has taught us (so far) – journey into the new…

Words and pics: WSUK Windsurf foiling (or windfoiling/free foiling/whatever type of foiling you want to call it) is all the rage in 2017 – at least in terms of it being a discussion topic and point of interest for everyday sailors. Windsurfing UK will have covered the topic in depth come the last issue of the year. We’ve already looked […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Raceboard windsurfing revival – now’s the time!

Words: Rod Davis Pics: Andy Watkinson, Jon Davis For many years the raceboard fleet in the UK had the appearance of an ‘old man’s’ fleet. Younger sailors were taking to RS:X and Formula which seemed to offer more glamour and excitement – the RS:X with its Olympic connection and Formula with its 12 metre sails. A more serious disadvantage from […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

The ultimate windsurfing selfie – shoot yourself POV style

Words: Mark Dowson Pics: Mark Dowson, Steve Thorp, Steve Laddiman The windsurfing selfie seems to be synonymous with the GoPro action cam fish-eye type shot and it is pure Marmite, in so much as people seem to either love them or hate them (especially long, long videos). Personally, I’m firmly in the ‘love ‘em’ camp, and this is why… It’s […]

Windsurfing UK - RYA

RYA: Making the most of windsurfing taster days

Words: RYA Pics: RYA, Dave White, Hannah Reilly Following the Olympic Games in Rio last year, 2017 provides the perfect opportunity to inspire more people than ever to give windsurfing a go. But how do you turn this opportunity into action and run tasters and open days that give people the best experience to keep them coming back for more? […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Sunny time tuning – slalom pro training in warmer climes

Words and pics: Russell Groves Why spend a month training and tuning slalom kit somewhere warm and windy? Sounds like there’s an obvious answer when you ask the question out loud but then not everything is black and white. Sometimes you think it is better to train alone in secret, so when the season comes, people will get a surprise, […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Bonaire: an inspiration – with Get Windsurfing’s Danielle Lucas

Words: Danielle Lucas Pics: Get Windsurfing, LACBAYVILLA.COM We were looking for ideas for a new flat water location over the winter period and after lots of encouragement, we finally took the advice of the Hibdige family (who kindly let us stay in their stunning villa, lacbayvilla.com, overlooking beautiful Lac Bay) and booked our flights for a 5 week trip to Bonaire […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Tips from the top – Sportif’s top 2017 windsurfing holiday recommendations

Words and pics: Jane Faughnan, Sportif Travel With better weather comes thoughts of overseas windsurfing adventures. But where to head on your holibobs this season? Jane Faughnan from Sportif gives some suggestions. Jane says: ‘We have over 60 worldwide destinations to choose, from summer locations in the Mediterranean to more exotic spots further afield. Whether you’re on a budget or […]