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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 […]

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The TOP 3 – ‘Fintastic’ battle at the RHOSNEIGR WAVE CLASSIC!

Words: Mark Dowson/BWA Pics: Mike Spencer, Mike Gibbens & Ollie Laddiman. Round 1 of the BWA 2018 Tour for the Pros kicked off at Rhosneigr on the 11th of May. BWA Press Officer Mark Dowson caught up with the three riders who topped the podium and asked them about their competition, kit tuning and pre-season training. Interestingly, all of them were […]

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Five beach fortnight – Mark Dowson’s two week windsurfing binge

Words/vid: Mark Dowson Pics: Alex Parker, Justin Goodwin, Ian Whittaker, Steve Laddiman & Tracy Dennington  The BWA Cornwall Wave Classic in October half term was one of the first dates to be pencilled onto the calendar hanging on our kitchen wall. The plan was that Helen would go to the Canaries with her sister and soak up the rays, whilst I […]

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Mastering the masters #2 – Mark Dowson’s Cornwall Wave Classic victory

Words: Mark Dowson Pics: Kyle McGinn Regular Windsurfing UK contributor Mark Dowson scored an awesome result last weekend during the Cornwall Wave Classic. In a hard fought battle Mark took the masters division victory in some tough conditions. Following on from his Mastering the Masters Rhosneigr article (featured in Windsurfing UK’s summer 2017 issue) we caught up with MD to […]

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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 […]

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Summer carving – teaching your mates to carve gybe

Words: Mark Dowson Pics: Russell Groves, Mark Dowson This isn’t a technique article. This is about helping out your mates, seeing them progress and watching them evolve. This is an article about helping a fellow sailor push on and reach that next level. We all can do this. Mark Dowson describes one such scenario. I can’t quite remember how I started trying to help […]