Windsurfing UK Articles

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Double whammy – AHD SL2 132 windsurf/windfoil board and AFS-2 windfoil review

Note: this write up was originally published as two separate tests in Windsurfing UK’s Easter 2018 issue. To keep things (fairly) current, however, we’re posting this as a combined review. Non-point of view pics: James Jagger AHD SL2 132L x 79.6cm OSS slalom windsurf/windfoil board review Coming in double carbon construction AHD’s SL2 132L slalom board initially landed with us […]

Windsurfing UK News

Severne Mach 1 gets new pro windsurfing pilot: Matteo Iachino

Whether you’re a follower of pro windsurfing or not you can’t argue Severne’s 2018 Mach 1 slalom sail looks the biz. We’re sure we’l find out just how good it can be under the expert pilotage of pro windsurfer Matteo Iachino who joins Severne’s International Race Team for the 2018 season. Matteo said: “I’m really happy to be joining the Severne […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Jason Clarke (GBR32) talks windsurf Bug Fins and Foils R&D

Words: Jason Clarke Pics: Jason Clarke, Andy Stallman Jason Clarke (GBR32) is a Northampton based windsurfer who balances work life with recreational playtime. As part of his windsurfing duties he helps out Bug Fins and Foils with their R&D. Windsurfing UK caught up with Jason to see how this fits into his daily routine and what he provides in terms […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Krafty cuts – Meggie Kraft windsurfer profile

Words: Meggie Kraft Pics: Andy Stallman, Dave White Kraft…you may have heard the name within UK windsurfing circles. But it’s not just dad (Ian ‘Krafty’ Kraft in case you’re wondering) who’s handy with a board and rig. Daughter Meggie is also pretty swift round a race course and loves nothing better than a full power blast. WSUK hooked up with […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Down ‘the park’ with Simon Pettifer – slalom windsurfing pro rider profile

Words: Simon Pettifer Pics: Andy Stallman, Kevin Greenslade. Simon Pettifer is a long time UK slalom competitor who’s as passionate as ever about windsurfing. With long locks flowing in the breeze Simon epitomises the ‘real world racer’ that many can associate with. Holding down a day job, yet still managing to squeeze in valued training time, and push for podium […]

Windsurfing UK News

UKWA slalom windsurf young guns – the up and comers

Here in the UK we have a great crop of up and coming young gun slalom windsurfers just waiting to take the old guard down. Don’t believe us? Check out this video from the UKWA featuring some of those rising new stars.

Windsurfing UK News

British Slalom Association (UKWA) fifth round windsurfing action, Harwich, Essex

The weekend saw cracking windsurfing conditions for the British Slalom Association’s fifth round of slalom competition at Harwich, Essex. As usual all fleets were hotly contested with plenty of jostling for podium positions. As an extra special treat the mighty Dave White, who is making an excellent recovery following a stroke, put in appearance at his local patch which was […]