Windsurfing UK Articles

Half the slice – Jamie Howard pro windsurfer profile.

Interview: WSUK Words: Jamie Howard Pics: Amber Dennington Note: this interview originally appeared in WSUK’s 2020 issue. Jamie has now switched sponsors to Severne. A successful product of the RYA’s Team15 programme Jamie Howard quickly rose through ranks as far as freestyle windsurfing goes. These days JH still rips in freestyle but also waves and lately has been vying for […]

Windsurf Club Classics

Doug Baker’s Windsurfer LT windsurfing universe.

Interview: WSUK Pics: Ellis Photography Since the renaissance of the Windsurfer LT enthusiasts have been popping up in droves everywhere. While there’s a committed crew of WLT racers there’re just as many real world sailors using them in place of previous windSUP machines. One such sailor is Doug Baker who’s an avid Windsurfer LT lover. WSUK caught up with Doug […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

The original – Alex Williams, legendary windsurfing/surfing photographer Q&A.

Alex Williams has been there, done that and definitely got the t-shirt, it’s safe to say. From a watersports photography point of view he’s snapped all manner of disciplines, from high performance surfing to being the official pro windsurfing tour photographer back in the day. Now leading a quieter life in South Devon we thought we’d catch up for a […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Alex Mallalieu: Tahe (formerly BIC) windsurfing’s man on the ground in the UK.

Interview: WSUK in partnership with Foilshop.co.uk Pics: Alex Mallalieu. Among other duties Alex Mallalieu does the rounds on the ground with Tahe’s (formerly BIC) windsurfing wares. Attending demos and events whilst visiting prospective and existing retailers he’s the one, working for Lyon Watersports, putting the hours in. We caught up with Alex to find out more. Note: since this Q&A […]

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Three BWA competitors give us their 2020 vision – Phil Horrocks, Lee ‘Pasty‘ Harvey & Caitlin Boothroyd.

Mark Dowson caught up with three different members of the BWA family planning to get involved in the 2020 Season. Namely, Phil Horrocks 2019 Pro Champ, Lee ‘Pasty‘ Harvey 2019 Masters Champ and Rhosneigr ‘Future Pro’ Caitlin Boothroyd. Phil left me a voice message, which I hope to be able to translate accurately, as he organised his family summer escape, […]

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It’s not all about the winning… is it? Notes on competing in the British Wave Sailing series.

Words: Mark Dowson.  Photos: Richard Whitson It was just after the Cornwall Wave Classic that I was posed an interesting question by a fellow windsurfer via the ‘ethersphere’ known as Facebook. Adrian has never competed in a BWA wave event and is a prospective competitor in the Master’s Fleet (over 40’s).  Adrian West  ‘Be interested in reading an interview with […]

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Life. With Steve Bland.

Words and pics: Steve Bland A snippet of encouragement from the pen of Steve Bland. Life’s certainly full of ups and downs and Steve’s nutshell version certainly highlights this. Find out more about Steve, his wife Rachael and her legacy by looking up the podcast ‘You, Me and the Big C ’. I was 11 years old when I fell […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

York speed! – Matty York windsurfer profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: Matty York, Marcy York, Dave White Super keen speed sailor Matt York recently underwent open shoulder surgery to repair a niggling injury. As we go to press (early summer 2019) Matt should be on the road to getting back afloat. During this ‘off games’ period though we thought we’d catch up for a natter about all things […]

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Sharing the stoke – Richard Attree, windsurfing author profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: Bartek Jankowski, Linda Wainwright, Nikki Attree Richard Attree has been a windsurfer most of his life since discovering it with his wife, Nikki, in the mid-80s. It’s an obsession that’s taken him round the world and led him to relocate to the Canarian island of Tenerife. Richard’s first novel (a windsurfing one at that!) was published last […]

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All round classic – Jim Crossley pro windsurfer profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: Roger Ornvang, Jan Cas Smit, Andy Stallman, Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge, Pal Forstervold, Pete Davis, Jim Crossley Jim Crossley is probably best known for his speed sailing exploits, although of late (and if you follow him on social media) you may have spotted his penchant for snapping up classic windsurfing gear and then putting this through its paces […]