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Behind Windsurfing UK’s autumn 2018 cover – 8yr old Tom Pringuer in focus

Here at Windsurfing UK we’re super keen to recognise those up and coming rippers from our own shores. Eight year old Tom Pringuer came to our attention a few months ago. Not even into double digits of age he’s regularly out on the water, getting amongst it. Under dad Mike’s watchful eye Tom is continuing to develop his windsurfing skills […]

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Changing lanes – from Essex to Mauritius with Danny Geereedhary

Words: Danny Geereedhary Pics: Danny Geereedhary, Dave White, Andy Stallman, Steeve Boncourt: SAR Productions, Xavier Konig: Blastoff Creative for MAC From the brown waters of the UK’s east coast to sunny, warm and the tropical climes of Mauritius, slalom/speed sailor Danny Geereedhary has gone through an interesting transition in terms of windsurf locations and where he now calls home. WSUK […]

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Being a windsurfing mum – Karen Battye’s committed approach

Words: Karen Battye Pics: Karen Battye, Dave White, Andy Stallman, Weymouth Speed Week I’m the mum of windsurfer James Battye, GBR-48 and this is what my journey as a windsurfing mum has been like to date. Having recently arrived back from Speedweek, Weymouth, where I was race officer it dawned on me what a long way I have come from […]

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Light wind windsurfing: the final frontier?

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger, Windsurfing UK Over the years windsurfing has evolved from what once was a light air pastime to something much more dynamic. Although that word ‘dynamic’ could equally apply to non-planing sailing these days so actually that first sentence is a moot point. (If you don’t believe us check out anyone into light wind freestyle – Caesar […]

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Keith Atkinson windsurfing nutrition: breakfast

Words: Keith Atkinson Windsurf pic: Andy Stallman Being no stranger to Windsurfing UK personal fitness trainer and accomplished windsurfer Keith Atkinson kicks off the first of a new series of windsurfing nutrition articles. Read on to find out more. (Check out Keith’s windsurfing fitness videos elsewhere on the WSUK site). The first of the Keith Atkinson Nutrition based articles gives […]

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Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, with Fitsix active clothing – straight arm pull down

Words: Keith Atkinson Pic: Andy Stallman In part eight of this series we pay another visit to the muscle group called ‘Lats’ for short. This time, an isolation move which essentially means, working the specific muscle group without utilising other muscles to help the movement. Here we have the straight-arm pulldown, it’s a great exercise to target one of the main muscles you […]

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Chipping away #2 – being the other half, with Gina Chippington

Words: Gina Chippington Pics: Simon Chippington Having delved into the life of RRD slalom/speed sailor Simon Chippington (autumn 2017 Windsurfing UK mag) this time round we’re speaking with Simon’s better half Gina. Gina isn’t a windsurfer. By her own admission she’s not interested in saltwater (much). But she’s super loyal to hubby and travels to many events, cheering him on […]

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Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, with Fitsix active clothing – tricep extension

Words: Keith Atkinson Pic: Andy Stallman The Triceps, usually just called the triceps, is a three-headed muscle located at the back of the upper arm. These muscles’ primary function is to extend the elbow, and the long head helps the Latissimus Dorsi muscle (big muscle group located on the back), to bring the arm toward the body. Strong triceps contribute […]

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Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, with Fitsix active clothing – press up on knees

Pic: Andy Stallman For the next in the series of Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, a regression from last months exercise: The Press-Up. The Press-up on Knees, or Half Press-Up. As the Full Press-Up shown last month is a tough exercise for anyone new into fitness and exercise, this regression is the movement performed on the knees, which makes this movement […]

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Debunking some of windfoiling’s myths

Words: Windsurfing UK Pics: Windsurfing UK, James Jagger With windfoiling still garnering much attention, and more sailors taking it up, there are a few myths permeating that aren’t strictly correct. Read on to find out what these are. You need some wind! It’s easy to hit up social media channels, websites and media outlets when researching windfoiling and be confronted […]