It’s the date on the calendar that the UKWA unveil their nominees for the prestigious UKWA windsurfer of the year. Now it goes to YOU, in a public vote to decide who will be crowned. The roll call of names on this trophy reads like a who’s who of windsurfing royalty. Previous winners have been Olympic champions Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw, […]
‘Tis the season…the UKWA unveil their nominees for the 2017 Windsurfer of the Year. Now it goes to you in a public vote to decide who will be awarded the title. Previous winners have been Olympic champions Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw, speed legends Farrell O’shea and Zara Davis, freestylers Andy Chambers and last year’s winner Max Rowe. But obtaining […]
Another cracking edit from the UKWA slalom crew shows all the action from the final UK slalom event of 2017 in Weymouth, Dorset. Check it out – complete with dramatic opening!
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 […]
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.
Words: Annette Kent Pics: Annette Kent, Julian Williams Of all the sea (Cup) events on the calendar Pwllheli is definitely a favourite. Run from Abererch Sands Campsite, with easy access over the dunes to the beautiful bay of Pwllheli, it’s perfect for all the family. So much so that most people arrive a few days early to enjoy the location, […]
Words: Pete Davis Pics: Pete Davis, Dave White, Barry Rivett Many will be familiar with Pete Davis – other half of World Champ speed sailor Zara (who we profiled in our very first issue), active UKWA board member and organiser of Weymouth Speed Week. He also has a spot on the World Speed Sailing Record Council (The WSSRC). But there’s […]