North East Windsurfers, the north east branch of the UKWA are holding their first event of the season here at Surfstore this weekend. The event is open to everyone, you don’t need to be a member to compete and although there are classes you can enter, you dont have to have specialist gear to take part. The course normally is based on an upwind leg, down wind leg and a reach. Time to get out your kit, dust it off and have a go!
The weather looks set fair with a breeze so even if you don’t want to race, come along and have a look.
NEWS is the northeast division of the United Kingdom Windsurfing Association (UKWA) covering the northeast of England, Scottish Borders and North Yorkshire
WHAT DOES NEWS DO?
NEWS organises and runs an annual regional race series for windsurfers using various sailing clubs in and around the regions borders. Racing takes place in the nationally established classes of;
Raceboard inc. RS:X
while there are also T15 junior classes and a Club Class devoted to the novice and / or local club competitor.
WHATS THE FORMAT OF AN EVENT?
Events are staged over a weekend with a minimum of 3 races being held each day. The best 3 results of each competitor are used to determine the final finishing positions. While you don’t have to be a NEWS member to enter an event, membership ensures your result from each event is carried forward and used to determine an overall series Result. Racing starts around 1.00pm Saturday & 11.00am Sunday.
Contact David Dobson on 0191 3847710 / 07767 435562, email firstname.lastname@example.org