Windsurfing UK Articles

Boards to Bournemouth – Gregg Dunnett, windsurfing author profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: Gregg Dunnett Having made the successful transition from gonzo windsurfing mag journalist (his description not ours) to applauded novelist Gregg Dunnett is just about set to drop his fourth work of fiction. If you’ve had opportunity to read any of his previous books then you’ll note the ‘surfy’ theme running through all. That and dark undertones. We […]

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Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness – bent over bar bell row

Words: Keith Atkinson Pic: Andy Stallman In part nine of this series we look at a very relevant exercise for windsurfing: the ‘Bent-Over Barbell Row’. It’s a great exercise to target one of the main muscle groups you will need for sheeting in during a gybe, holding the sail sheeted in overpowered, even uphauling! The vital part of this exercise is that you […]

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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 […]