With just two events left on the UKWA freestyle tour, Boards caught up with tour organiser Trevor Funnell for a run down of the fleets and what to expect from the final events of the season.
Just to remind everyone, this coming weekend (22/23 Sept), we will be at West Wittering for the penultimate event in the series and everything is still to play for in all of the fleets.
Bubble is leading the Pro’s with two event wins but Max, Adam or Phil could still make a late charge, Danielle Lucas is the top Lady at the moment and Nic Hibdige is looking pretty good in the Youth’s.
In his first full season Jamie Howard is on fire in the Junior’s but being chased hard by Ollie Bradley Baker and the Minim fleet has Ike Bradley Baker and Harry Davis on equal points, so that could go either way.
Don’t forget registration is from 09.00 to 10.00 on Saturday and in the evening we are planning on socialising at the Old House at Home Pub. Simon assures me that the food is really good there now but the entertainment is more civilised than it used to be in the early days of West Wittering events when it mostly consisted of fights between the windsurfers and the locals.
At the moment the weather forecast for the weekend is still unclear, it’s possible that ex hurricane Nadine could swing low and bring us plenty of wind or go high and give it to Scotland, so it could be big moves in big wind or Tow In behind the Jet Ski, either way we will have a great event at a great venue.
Looking forward to the final event in the Tour at Weymouth, the dates are 13/14 October and everyone should be there for that one. We will be based at the WPNSA and be working out of OTC but depending on the wind direction will be mobile to get the best point to sail at in Portland Harbour.
Registration will be on Saturday from 09.00 to 10.00 but early arrivals can register with me on Friday afternoon as I will be there all week at Weymouth Speed Week, why not come early and give that a try. The Slalom sailors will also be at Weymouth for the weekend so there is a big party being planned for Saturday night.
There’s plenty of accommodation in Weymouth/Portland but I’m staying at the Chesil Beach Holiday Park which has loads of facilities and is excellent for families, they are offering a special deal of any caravan for £199.00 for a 3 night weekend so check them out on www.chesilholidays.com