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21Jun/13Off

W4CR AT SHOTWICK

W4CR AT SHOTWICK

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PRESS RELEASE

Windsurfing members at Shotwick Lake Sailing in Flintshire, North Wales, joined in with the national Watersports for Cancer Research (W4CR) fundraising event on June 15th, which was also the Club’s annual Open Day.
In very gusty winds, the small group was determined to windsurf, as a minimum, the equivalent distance of a marathon during the course of the afternoon, raising, at the latest count, in excess of £400 for the charity in the process.

Fortunately, the forecast monsoon rains did not dampen spirits, and the sun shone for most of the day. It was great to see windsurfing playing a prominent part in the day’s activities – the lake was historically very popular with local windsurfers, but has only recently become an RYA recognised Windsurfing training centre – and plans are already being formed for a potential event for next year’s W4CR day.

If other windsurfers would like to join in then please get in touch – find the contact details for the Club at shotwicksailing.org or visit the Shotwick Project Windsurf page for more details

Michael Plane, Senior Windsurfing Instructor, Shotwick Lake Sailing
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4Jun/13Off

SUNRISE TO SUNSET | W4CR 2013

SUNRISE TO SUNSET | W4CR 2013

W4CR WEB 2013

PRESS RELEASE

THE CHALLENGE…in its fifth year Sunrise Sunset aims to get as many Windsurfers, Kitesurfers, Surfers, SUPers & Sailors on the water on Saturday June 15th.

Our goal is to raise loads of money for cancer care, research and education.
TO TAKE PART in this much loved fundraising challenge simply go to… www.W4CR.oRG

Then.. find a venue nearest to you and enter online through the W4CR website, or if you want to organise a Sunrise Sunset fundraising day at your location then email: info@W4CR.org and let us know, we can add your venue.

Get yourself sponsored and help us raise funds for what we consider the best cause around…helping improve the lives of those living with cancer.


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20Mar/13Off

100 Loops for W4CR

A couple of years ago Sam Ross and John Palmer set about the slightly crazy task of performing 100 forwards in one day for W4CR, now the baton has been passed onto Jamie Drummond, who will attempt the same feat for the same cause this year.
Jamie will aim to complete his loops on (or around, wind dependent!) the 15th of June out in Vassiliki Bay. Alongside his mammoth challenge Ocean Elements will be holding a sunrise SUP cruise around the bay for all of their guests, check out all the information and donate to W4CR (Watersports 4 Cancer Research) here.
The previous challenge saw Sam Ross and John Palmer taking on 50 loops each, but now Jamie is going for 100 all by himself! Check out how Sam and John got on below…

W4CR 50 loop challenge from John Palmer on Vimeo.

There’s also a few rumours of speedos again, which is more than a little concerning! Good luck Jamie, from all the Boards team.
Jamie Drummond

Jamie Drummond

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10Jan/13Off

Changes and New Dates for W4CR

Make a note in your diaries, Saturday June 15th 2013 will be the date for the BIG fundraising event of the year from W4CR, the Sunrise-Sunset ‘The Challenge’. More details will be released soon, but for now we can also share that W4CR has broaden it’s reach, incorporating all watersports and becoming Watersports 4 Cancer Research. 

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W4CR, now Watersports 4 Cancer Research.

“So in case you missed this guys, W4CR now officially stands for Watersports4CancerResearch. (Woo!)

We need your help to get as many followers, friends, lovers and donators on here and twitter from ALL ACROSS the watersports community. Retweet, hash tag #sunrisesunset and do whatever you can to spread the W4CR love.

Having raised an impressive £20k during 2012 we are now addressing the ever difficult task of beneficiaries. A careful balance must be found between the charity’s core values of RESEARCH EDUCATION and SUPPORT & CARE of those affected by cancer.

If you have a cause that you would like the team to consider, please do let us know, here on Facebook or on Twitter @w4crwindsurfing.

Thank you all, again, for your support

The W4CR Team.

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29Nov/12Off

W4CR Expansion

W4CR started by the late David Tuttlebee, a passionate windsurfer and cancer sufferer, now celebrates branching out in the hope to raise even more money for worthy causes in the near future. 

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“So in case you missed this guys, W4CR now officially stands for Watersports4CancerResearch. (Woo!)

We need your help to get as many followers, friends, lovers and donators on here and twitter from ALL ACROSS the watersports community. Retweet, hash tag #sunrisesunset and do whatever you can to spread the W4CR love.

Having raised an impressive £20k during 2012 we are now addressing the ever difficult task of beneficiaries. A careful balance must be found between the charity’s core values of RESEARCH EDUCATION and SUPPORT & CARE of those affected by cancer.

If you have a cause that you would like the team to consider, please do let us know, here or on Twitter @w4crwindsurfing.

Thank you all, again, for your support.

The W4CR Team.”

Find out more about W4CR here. 

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11May/12Off

Top News This Week

Last Bank Holiday weekend saw turmoil unfold in the windsurfing world, without a doubt the top news story this week has been the removal of windsurfing as an Olympic class. We are sure the discussion will continue for a long time yet, as we battle to reinstate to sport for the 2016 games. Boards has covered the events so far within these items, but there is more to come:

The Battle to Reinstate Olympic Windsurfing

How the Olympic decision affects Team 15

Reaction from Women’s Olympic Coach Dom Tidey

Keeping the Olympic Dream Alive

Windsurf RS:X racing

RS:X racing. Image credit Jean Baptiste Messiaen.

Despite this shocking news, we have also seen a large amount of positive and exciting news from many younger windsurfers.

Alex Halank provided some great Weekend Inspiration with his video ‘Windsurfing’s Dynamite’ and today from George Shillito and the Polkerris Pirates. 

On the competition front Kev Greenslade and James Dinsmore reported from the first windy BSA event of the season, in Weymouth and as this news round up goes live, we will be up in Rhosneigr reporting live from the BWA event. Make sure to stay on Boards for regular updates and check out the event preview.

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11May/12Off

Polkerris Pirates: The Largest Windsurfer Ever?

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Polkerris Pirates on the largest windsurfer ever?

Tushingham rider George Shillito, is one of the most enthusiastic windsurfers you will find on British soil. A keen competitor, we hope he is geared up and ready for the imminent BWA competition, however last weekend George took to the water in a very different way.

In Polkerris, George runs a fantastic Team 15 club and for W4CR’s SunriseSunset they set about getting as many people on one windsurfing board as possible, each with their own sail too!

Though not an official world record, surely this is he largest windsurfer ever? Check out the epic video below to see how they got on,  and please continue to support W4CR anything you can give is greatly appreciated http://www.justgiving.com/george-surf

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8May/12Off

Weekend Inspiration

It’s not all doom and gloom in the windsurfing world, our sport still has plenty of inspiring stuff to shout about.

On Sunday 6th May, across the country windsurfers took to the water for SunriseSunset 2012, in aid of W4CR. From Pugneys Country Park, to Hayling Island beach front, windsurfers took the the calm waters, celebrating how our sport can not only be a fantastic day on the water, but that together we can help raise money and support others.

We will have more from W4CR and participating clubs very soon.

The crowds at Pugneys Country Park

Some international inspiration came, over the weekend, from 10 year old Austalian, Alex Halank. 

Windsurfing’s Dynamite, is one of the best windsurfing videos we have seen in a long time. A tribute to windsurfing, it epitomises a pure love for the sport, featuring the world’s best but not as  you would usually see them, and with an original soundtrack which you’ll be singing all day.

If this is what Alex can do now, we cannot wait to see what he has in store for windsurfing in the future…

 

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3May/12Off

Are you ready for SunriseSunset 2012?

SunriseSunset 2012 is happening this weekend, bringing together windsurfers across the UK with 24 venues running a SunriseSunset fundraising event.

Remember it’s ‘more than just a day at the beach’.

To take part go to www.W4CR.org and find a venue nearest to you and come along and be a part of the biggest fundraising event in windsurfing! Remember get sponsored and help us to raise funds.

A great day, for a great cause, for all ages.

We hope that in 2012 our Olympic year we can once again show that windsurfing is very much alive and well and that through the kind generosity and support of our sport we can through the fundraising reach our SunriseSunset target of £50,000

The David Tuttlebee Memorial Trophy will go to the T15 team who put on the best fun/fundraiser event and create a short video to capture their day. Last year this honour went to the Polkerris Pirates.

The Polkerris Pirates, victorious in 2011.

At the 24 venues we have a range of windsurfing, SUP and other water sports companies supporting some of the events; with prizes being donated, kit for hire or testing and coaching clinics all to help with the fundraising, and it’s not too late to get involved!

W4CR ambassador, and British Olympic hopeful, Bryony Shaw will no doubt be on the water this weekend;

“W4CR’s annual fundraiser SunriseSunset for Cancer Research and Cancer Support Care, takes place on Sunday May 6th as an ambassador to the charity I will, wherever I am on the day, be taking to the water to help support this event It’s all for such a great cause so enter, remember get sponsored and help us to make a difference! Thank you.” Bryony Shaw

Dan Aze, taking a well deserved break while windsurfing for 15hours straight for W4CR

‘The tide is turning’ W4CR has made a huge difference to the lives of those living with cancer, the fundraising from events has allowed us to help fund specific cancer research projects, provide funding for cancer care and we have helped individual cases and special cancer equipment needs. Most importantly it’s only possible through our fantastic supporters and their fundraising which enables us we provide help to those who need it, W4CR is today and will continue making a difference!

Thank you to all our supporters and fundraisers. Please join us in 2012 and be a part of SunriseSunset.

More on W4CR at Llandefedd Reservoir 

Ready to go

Preparing to hit the water

Fun on, and off, the water

Fanatic getting behind W4CR

The crowds gather

George Shillito's marathon

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27Apr/12Off

W4CR at Llandegfedd Reservoir

May 6th sees Windsurfing For Cancer Research’s ‘Sunrise to Sunset’ return for another year.

Gwent Adventures at Llandegfedd Reservoir will be running a fun-filled day to mark the event and raising funds for some fantastic charities while they are it. Mike Walklin, chief instructor at Gwent Adventures, has set himself  a personal challenge to teach a group of complete beginners to windsurf in two hours. They will start at 10am and the aim is to make them part of the event by 12 midday!

The Polkerris Pirates T15 team get involved at W4CR 2011

There will be always be somebody windsurfing between the hours of 8am and 8pm. Accompanied by a BBQ, refreshments, there will also be a raft race, SUPs & Dinghy trips and free windsurfing technique and tuning sessions to kick start your season.

Gwent adventures will be holding a raffle with excellent prizes from C-Skins Wetsuits, Gwent Adventures and Rat Rigs Surf – make sure you don’t miss out! W4CR has raised over £130,000 since it started 3 years ago, hopefully the sterling efforts this year will raise even more for the fantastic charities. You can find out more at www.w4cr.org

Matt Walklin at last year's event

The event this year has special significance for all of us involved with Llandegfedd, we are raising as much money as possible for charities. Firstly, for Velindre Cancer Care, and also for the Karen Morris Memorial Trust. This trust provides accommodation for families of cancer patients undergoing treatment in London, and this was where Matthew Walklin’s family stayed.  Matthew is sadly no longer with us and we dedicate all our efforts in this to his fond memory.”

 If you can’t make it on the day, please make a donation or sponsor Mike Walklin at  justgiving.com/gwent-adventures.

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