Windsurfing UK Articles

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, […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Progressive thinking with Slingshot’s windfoil brand manager Wyatt Miller

Pics: Wyatt Miller, Brian Casero, Christopher Curran, @k2asass, @iwasphotographed Wyatt Miller is currently grabbing attention across various social media platforms with his futuristic windfoiling exploits. An accomplished windsurfer, in standard mode, as well as foiler WM has just taken on a new role heading up the windsurfing department for the brand. We caught up with Wyatt to get the goss. […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Head honch – the UK Windsurfing Association’s Bob Ingram in profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: Andy Stallman Bob Ingram has held down the position of UKWA head honcho since 2009. A fan of all aspects of windsurfing – not least raceboard and formula – Bob’s still as hungry as ever and super keen to get afloat, deliver the goods in terms of events and generally spread the good word of windsurfing. Here’s […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Windsurfing obsession – Mark Dowson windsurfer profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: Russell Groves Regular Windsurfing UK contributor, Lanzarote loving, committed wave sailor and (now) BWA press officer Mark Dowson’s enthusiasm for windsurfing is second to none. Frequenting many different UK beaches, as well as putting in hours across the drink in Lanza, he’s a committed wave hound and a nice guy to boot. We caught up with Mark […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

A shot of JD – Justin Dennington pro windsurfer profile

Words: Justin Dennington Pics: Justin Dennington, Jaanboy Photography, BWA Justin Denninton is one of the most enthusiastic windsurfers you could meet. Ever present at his local beaches, Marazion/Gwithian, you can be sure that if there’s a decent forecast JD will be on it, checking in and letting know other sailors what’s what (before hitting it himself that is. We tapped […]