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17Jun/13Off

ANT BAKER reports from the BSA Round #3

Reining UK slalom and speed champion and recent signing to the BPF team Ant Baker K77 reports from the third round of the BSA in the UK hosted by K66 Distribution who are Black Projects Fins UK representatives. “Round 3 of this years British Slalom Association (BSA) was on the sunny south coast of England …

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12Jun/13Off

2013 BSA SLALOM 3 | WORTHING

2013 BSA SLALOM 3 | WORTHING

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PRESS RELEASE

2013 BSA SLALOM ROUND 3 – WORTHING
Sat 15th – Sun 16th June

Supported by K66 UK, Fanatic, North, ION

Worthing looks to offer much, but what we will see with the sea state is calm as the shallow beach allows for great sea breezes and nice flat water to test your speed and really make you feel like you are a world tour sailor.

K66 supported by Fanatic, North and ION want to go one better at this event and have already booked the wind, so whether its fighting for the title that gets you excited, or just cruising around with the locals on the Master Blast course you have to come down.

MORE DETAILS AT THE UK WINDSURFING AND BRITISH SLALOM ASSOCIATION WEBSITES!

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Pic courtesy Dave White taken at Weymouth Rd 2

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9Jun/13Off

ANT BAKER talks about his move to Black Project Fins

We are very pleased to announce that following discussions and on water testing that reining UK Slalom and Speed Champion ANT BAKER has decided to move to Black Project Fins. Ant who has been using the fins for a little while now sent us this interesting mini-interview. You have used lots of fins what makes …

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2Apr/13Off

BSA SLALOM ROUND 1 GALLERY

BSA SLALOM ROUND 1 GALLERY

While the UK spent Easter weekend complaining about the cold  weather, British slalom looked to be warming up to an exciting year.
Images and report by Dave White

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28Mar/13Off

BSA Slalom Round One This Weekend

After the round the island race on Friday, Hayling Island will then host the first slalom event of the season over the weekend. Check out the must know info from the UKWA below and head to their website here for more details. 

BSA slalom action.

BSA slalom action.

Venue

The Hayling Seafront is primarily a shingle beach above the high tide mark, with long stretches of sand below this line. About a third of the beach is protected by groynes. West Beach is Haylings most popular beach, and designated a windsurfing area. At high tide the waters can get deep quickly with the shelving of the beaches, at low tide the waters are usually shallow.

Directions

Racers starting off the beach at a Hayling slalom event.
  • From the A27, take the Havant/Hayling exit.
  • Head south on the A3023 on to Hayling island.
  • At Mill Rythe roundabout (approx 2 miles from bridge ) take right exit.
  • At Beachlands roundabout (approx 1 mile) take right exit After approx 1/2 mile, left just west of the bottom of Staunton Avenue.

Parking / Camping

This is a Pay and Display parking area.

Please note:

“Overnight parking is not officially permitted by Havant Borough Council so our advice, as with the National Windsurfing Festival, is to use your own discretion and common sense. Considerate parking and behaviour hasn’t attracted attention here before.”

Hayling Island Tourism tel: 023 9246 7111; or go to havant.gov.uk For campers you can try ‘The Oven’, Manor Road tel 023 9246 4695. Another useful site is haylingisland.net.

Facilities

The action takes place from the ‘INN on the BEACH‘ where the race office will be based. Many thanks to our hosts at the INN! This building is right on the waters edge with a large deck for spectators to watch the racing; also bars and conservatory upstairs, with fantastic views of the Solent.

Tourist Information / Accommodation

Hayling Island Tourism tel: 023 9246 7111 ; or go to havant.gov.uk For campers you can try ‘The Oven’ ,Manor Road tel 023 9246 4695. See also theresort guidetourist information, and haylingisland.net

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6Mar/13Off

The BSA is Coming!

The first event of the BSA (British Slalom Association) is just around the corner, will you be there?

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5Mar/13Off

BSA ROUND ONE | EASTER SLALOM HAYLING ISLAND

BSA ROUND ONE | EASTER SLALOM HAYLING ISLAND

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Details on the First British Slalom Association Round of 2013 to be held over the Easter weekend at Hayling Island.

More info at ukwindsurfing.com

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19Feb/13Off

Video: BSA Pre Season Training

Update*

New video from the weekend, thanks to rising star Sam Latham!

K15 Sam Latham @ OTC Weymouth winter slalom training from Sam Latham K15 on Vimeo.

The start of the competition calendar is quickly approaching and many sailors are getting serious about the pre season training now. Down in Weymouth over the weekend, Si Pettier showed the others exactly how to nail a start! Remember, Ross Williams will be joining the guys in Weymouth very soon for his pre-season training weekend.

Are you thinking of competing in the BSA or any other UKWA competitions this year? Have you started setting some on and off water goals to get you ready? Even sailing with a group and challenging each other could add that vital speed you’ll need to race to the front of the pack. If you’re looking for an active group of windsurfers to join, check out Project Windsurf UK and see what’s coming up in your area!

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14Feb/13Off

UKWA Freestyle and BSA 2013 Dates Confirmed

The UK windsurfing calendar is already hotting up, with a whole host of BSA events now confirmed, along with the first three dates for the freestyle tour. These along with the BWA and further racing events make up one of the most successful national tours, bringing international talent as well as the best of British along to compete.

BSA racing

BSA racing

If you haven’t entered an event before, why not make this year your first? Check out the calendar of events below and head on over to the UKWA events section here for full information. 

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22Nov/12Off

British Slalom Roundup – Jack Trollope

The UK has always enjoyed a very competitive racing scene and UK team rider Jack Trollope sent us his quick review of the 2012 BSA season which looks to have been a rather packed calendar. Slalom Season Roundup 2012 With frosty mornings and early nights we all feel that winter is upon us. This means… Continue reading »

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