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‘On February 2014, current World No. 1 female RS:X windsurfer and Olympic Medallist Bryony Shaw took to the waves off the Irish coast.

‘Follow her journey as she searches for new hidden gems on the Emerald Isle, whether it’s catching that beach break or gliding high-speed across butter-flat water.’

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Go windsurfing WEB

News Release     


The RYA has launched the 7th book in its Go! series, RYA Go Windsurfing!, written and illustrated by Claudia Myatt.

The books in the RYA Go! series are renowned for their excellent illustrations, easy reading style and engaging content which make them particularly appealing to children aged 7 – 12 and RYA Go Windsurfing! is no exception.

The book takes readers from where to start and how to rig up their board, to learning to steer and starting to race, as well as covering all the important elements children need to know to stay safe while out windsurfing in a clear and entertaining manner. There is also an informative section at the back which explores some amazing windsurfing facts like who invented windsurfing and how fast can a windsurfer go?

The foreword is written by British Sailing Team and Olympic Bronze medallist Bryony Shaw who says: “I hope that this brilliant book will help young people learn everything about windsurfing so that you can have even more fun racing, doing freestyle tricks or just enjoy being out on the water.”

When talking about writing the book author Claudia comments: “I got wetter researching RYA Go Windsurfing! than all the other watersports put together but it was huge fun.

“The book is designed to take readers on a journey right through the windsurfing education from the early falling-in stages up to the moment it just clicks and the board takes off!”

RYA Go Windsurfing! is perfect for children wanting to become involved in the sport, helping the reader progress through all four stages of the RYA Youth Windsurfing Scheme (Youth Stage, 1, 2, 3, and 4), after which you can progress into the racing scheme, which the book also briefly discusses.

Purchase a copy of RYA Go Windsurfing! from the RYA Shop before 30 June 2013 (all back orders will be automatically included) and you will be entered into a free prize draw to win a one-off painting by the book’s author Claudia Myatt.  Taking your favourite ‘on-the-water’ photo, Claudia will turn it into a one-off painting especially for you.

The prize draw will close on 30 June 2013 and a winner will be selected at random by the RYA Publications team.

To find out more about RYA Go Windsurfing! and to purchase your copy visit RYA Go Windsurfing! You can also follow RYA Publications on Twitter at @RYAPublications

Other titles in the Go! series include:  RYA Go Cruising!, RYA Go Sailing!, RYA Go Green!, RYA Go Inland! RYA Go Sailing Activity Book and RYA Go Cruising Activity Book.  Visit the RYA Shop – Children’s Books for more information on these great titles.

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NeilPryde Racing Series Season 3 Press Release

The NeilPryde Racing Series continues its global tour with the first stopover in the heart of Singapore, in collaboration with the Extreme Sailing Series™.

The NeilPryde Windsurf Racing Series delighted fans in 2012 as the main warm-up act to the Extreme 40 racing, with world class windsurfers including three-times RS:X World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Julien Bontemps from France and British Olympic bronze medallist Bryony Shaw amongst those that graced the role call.

The NeilPryde Windsurf Racing Series is unique in that it provides a platform for windsurfers of all levels, ages and ability to compete together on a level playing field on the one-design ISAF windsurfing class, the RS:One. And with windsurfing back on the roster for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, this dynamic series is expected to draw even more attention in 2013.


Emmanuel Messiaen, One Design Racing Manager at NeilPryde commented: ‘The popularity of windsurfing is on the up and the global platform that the Extreme Sailing Series™ provides will help boost that further. Racing on the 2016 Olympic waters in Rio de Janeiro for the final act of this year will be a real highlight for us and we invite windsurfers in each venue to join us.’

The windsurfers will be racing from the 13-14 April in the world famous Marina Bay reservoir in Singapore as part of a full programme of entertainment which also includes try sailing sessions, ‘chat with champions’ for local kids, a free public Race Village including food stands, bars, live music, a family area and a welcome and after party open to the public and hosted by Red Bull.

As Official Windsurfing Supplier to the Series, the NeilPryde Windsurf Racing Series will join all the remaining Extreme Sailing Series™ venues this year.

NeilPryde Racing Series 2013:

Myanmar – 4th to 7th April
Singapore – 13rd to 14th April*
Quingdao – 4th to 5th May*
Istanbul – 22nd to 23rd June*
Dunkerque – 29th to 30th June
Porto – 27th to 28th July*
Cardiff – 24th to 25th August*
Nice – 5th to 6th October*
Rio – 16th to 17th November*

* in collaboration with the Extreme Sailing Series™

NOR, click here.
For entry form click here.

More about the RS:One.

More about NeilPryde.

More about the Extreme Sailing Series™.

More about Singapore Sailing.

More about Windsurfing Association Singapore.


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Top News This Week

Red Bull Storm Chase

Another eventful week in the world of windsurfing has flown by! The competition is still going in Miami as RS:X competitors get close to the winner takes all final race, follow the progress of Nick, Bryony, El Carney, Izzy Hamilton and more here. Of course this week was dominated by another competition, the much awaited Red Bull Storm Chase, which hit Ireland early this week. Check out all the action here and we will have brand new interview with the only Brit to make the chase, Robby Swift, very soon too!

The week started off with an amazing video from Max Rowe in Brazil, as well as footage from a secret speed spot! Though temperatures are  not finally on the up, we had a few more ice and snow windsurfing videos for you too here. 

Ant Baker took advantage of the slightly warmer weather and took out his brand new North and Fanatic slalom set up out for a spin, just before North Sails released the official video and new information on the very same sail.

Another top slalom racer also looking to get ready for the BSA season is Ross Williams, who will be hosting some training and warm up clinics over at the OTC Puravida centre in Weymouth.

Our final note this week goes to Andy ‘Buzz’ Buchanan, another incredible windsurfer who sadly left us this week. RIP Buzz, hope you’re ripping it up with Mikey.

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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami

Thursday 31st January

Things are hotting up in Miami as the quarter final stage of competition is reached.

The top ten from each fleet now go forward into the next stage of competition, battling it out for a place in the final six to be in with a chance of the overall win.

In the men’s fleet Dorian put away another couple of bullets, securing his place at the top whilst Dempsey stays in third with another two decent results. El Carney also makes it into the top ten and currently lies in fifth position.

Bryony Shaw has moved up to second in the women’s fleet with a first and second in racing yesterday, whilst Izzy Hamilton also scored a bullet keeping her in sixth position. Great work girls!

After more racing the final six will be decided, then it’s all to play for in the final race where winner takes all!

Men’s results

Women’s results.

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Top News This Week + Project Windsurf UK

I’m sure you hardly need reminding that the Olympic gold medal campaign is well and truly underway for the British RS:X windsurfers – Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw.

Nick is currently lying in 4th with Bryony in 7th overall. Things are far from decided and Boards will continue to bring you all the action and results from the event site in Weymouth.

Stay tuned!

Elsewhere but sticking with the Olympic theme we reported that there has now been an official legal challenge against the ISAF ballot to not include the RS:X discipline in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Boards will monitor this situation closely and bring you updates as and when they happen.

The battle to save the Weymouth and Portland Rescue Helicopter is underway and you can pledge your support by signing the e-petition here

Saskia Sills reported her amazing success during the Windsurfing Worlds that were held in Dublin Bay recently. Read her write up here

We were given the good news that the Scottish Wind Fest has been confirmed. All the details can be found here

And finally, get involved with the RYA’s Project Windsurf UK initiative -

Are the Olympics whetting your appetite to get out there and get involved in sport?
When did you last go windsurfing? We’ve had some great conditions meaning a large number of you have been very active, but there’s definitely people who have yet to make the connection with a local group to help them get back out there. Check out the map – to find your local group and then click on their home page to join them – and then get posting! And if there’s not a group in your area yet, consider starting your own… 

Project Windsurf UK

Project Windsurf UK

Have a great weekend and pray for wind!


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Dempsey To Kitesurf?

Unless you’ve been shut away in a dark cupboard you can’t fail to have noticed that today is D-Day for Britain’s Olympic windsurfing hopefulls Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw.

Speaking a few moments ago on BBC Breakfast, Nick’s wife, and Olympic Gold Medallist, Sarah Ayton spoke about Nick being in the best shape of his life and keen to make the podium after just missing out in Beijing.

She also added that after London 2012 Nick would have to reassess the situation as far as what happenes next and may have a bash at kitesurfing!

Sarah said that Nick would most likely “have a go and see if he was any good” before making any firm decisions.

There has been some speculation as to what RS:X racers would do after the Olympics and being highly competitve people it should come as no surprise that many would opt to switch discipline so as to keep their Olympic dreams alive.

So is Dempsey about to become a professional kitesurfer? Only time will tell but for now all his focus will be on the job in hand and that is to take home an Olympic medal from the 2012 Games.

And don’t forget that Bryony Shaw is also vying for a top spot in the women’s event.

Stay tuned to the Boards webiste for up to the minute reports from Amy Carter who is down at the event site in Dorset.

All the RS:X action kicks off at 1200hrs today.

Watch the action live here and see the BBC’s interview with Nick here

Dempsey Air

Dempsey Air

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Boards At The Olympics

The Olympic Sailing Event is now under way with the 49er and Laser class currently out on the water.

Winds are hovering around the 12 – 15 knot mark on the course and the forecast looks set to see this increase with a fair amount of breeze all week.

Keep an eye on the Home page as roving reporter – Amy Carter – is onsite and will be reporting live from the venue and posting all the updates as Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw aim for gold.

Olympic Rings

Olympic Rings

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Olympic Breeze

As you are all probably aware, the Olympic Opening Ceremony kicks things off this evening which means that it’s just a few short days until the start of the RS:X Competition in Weymouth.

Most of you beady eyed people will have also spotted that there is a good forecast predicted for the event next week which should make things extremely exciting and should ensure some top drawer racing action.

Both Bryony Shaw and Nick Dempsey are top contenders for Olympic Gold Medals and should excel in the windier conditions that will potentially be on offer.

With a bit of luck maybe we will be looking at the ‘double’ at the end of competition?

Good luck to both sailors!

Keep up to date with Nick and Bryony here and here

Nick Dempsey

Nick Dempsey - About To Bring Home The Gold?

Bryony Shaw

Bryony Shaw Aiming For The Top Spot

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RS:X Olympic Timetable

If you’re thinking of checking out the Olympic RS:X Windsurf action in Weymouth then follow the links for the timetable for both the men’s and women’s event.

Men’s schedule

Women’s schedule

Make sure you get there early as traffic is going to be heavy!

Up to date traffic info here

Nick Dempsey

Dempsey - Going For Gold!

Bryony Shaw

Bryony Shaw - Medal Hopes

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