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Windfoiling to make thrilling debut at 2020 RYA Youth Nationals

The RYA Youth National Championships will enter an exciting new era in 2020 with the latest Olympic discipline of windfoiling set to make its debut. Windfoiling, an evolution of windsurfing, will replace the RS:X at the Paris 2024 Olympics and will be the third class to ‘fly’ alongside the Nacra 17 and Formula Kite. To ensure that youth racing in […]

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‘Gis a job’, with Neilson Holidays’ Head of People Iain Stevenson-Wood

Pics: Fi Plavenieks, Neilson Holidays, Sian Fisher, Madie Day, Tracy Lower If you’re looking for a job in watersports, possibly as a windsurfing instructor, then one of the biggest UK employers for this kind of role is Neilson Holidays. Each year the company helps put a raft of new recruits through the RYA training scheme in readiness for a season […]

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Erin Watson and Isaac Lines win 2018 RYA RS:X Youth National Championships

Words: Will Carson Pics: Paul Wyeth/RYA. Erin Watson was today crowned RS:X youth national champion for the second year running as Isaac Lines scooped the coveted title in the boys’ fleet for the first time. Aviemore sailor Watson, 18, dominated the girls’ fleet at the three-day regatta in Portland Harbour, Dorset, notching up four wins over the eight races and […]

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British Sailing Team windsurfers Emma Wilson and Kieran Martin score top ten in Palma, Majorca!

Words: Will Carson (RYA) Pics: Jesus Renedo, Sailing Energy, Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar British Sailing Team windsurfers Emma Wilson and Kieran Martin scored top ten performances at one of the world’s most prestigious Olympic class regattas. Wilson, 19, and Martin, 23, were part of a nine-strong British Sailing Team contingent that hit the water in Palma, Mallorca, for the 49th Princess […]

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Axbridge Animals claim 2017 Team15 Champions Cup!

The Axbridge Animals have been crowned Team15 Champions for a second consecutive year as the 2017 RYA/UKWA National Windsurfing Championships drew to a close at Grafham Water Sailing Club at the weekend (9-10 September). The reigning champions from Somerset booked their berth in the national final this weekend after a strong regional performance throughout the season. They continued their fine […]

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RYA: Making the most of windsurfing taster days

Words: RYA Pics: RYA, Dave White, Hannah Reilly Following the Olympic Games in Rio last year, 2017 provides the perfect opportunity to inspire more people than ever to give windsurfing a go. But how do you turn this opportunity into action and run tasters and open days that give people the best experience to keep them coming back for more? […]

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RYA Youth Nationals, Hayling Island Sailing Club, event report

Words and pics: RYA Last week saw a healthy bunch of youth RS:X and Techno class windsurfers descend on Hayling Island Sailing Club (HISC) to do battle at the Youth National Champs. The event spanned five full days and included 12 different fleets. 379 sailors in all were tested to the full across a variety of different conditions. Windsurfing UK […]