As the confusing weather systems have settled down it looks like Weymouth is on for a few days of good wind ahead…at last! And it has come just in time, as this weekend (28th – 29th June) Puravida Boardriders will host the next round of the BSA Slalom and Master Blaster at Ferry Bridge in Weymouth.
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Full event info below:
The event is hosted at Ferry Bridge in Weymouth right on the waters edge. There is ‘pay & display’ parking and toilets available in the day time and overnight parking for competitors id FREE for the weekend from Friday night.
Saturday should deliver great racing for the pros and ams, whilst the master blaster fleet will have a full weekend of action…why not come and join in at the easiest venue in the UK for a bit of fun racing! http://www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/portland
Registration is on Saturday morning at 9am for all fleets with race briefing at 10am.
For directions head to – Ferry Bridge Marine Boatyard, Weymouth DT4 9JZ.
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After a great start to the season the tour was hit by 2 no-wind events in a row so this round will be hotly contended in all fleets and watched closely by the brands who all want to see the riders on the Podium! Starboard/Severne Rider James Dinsmore leads the pro fleet closely followed by 3 of the Puravida Boardriders slalom team all gunning for a podium finish! Local Kevin Greenslade (GA/Tabou/Puravida) currently sits in second place followed by team mates Simon Cofield (Fanatic/North/Puravida) and Simon Pettifer (Simmer/Tabou/Puravida/Oshea/Timotea).
In the amateur series there are some real hot contenders looking to get in the pro fleet next year with Tim Gibson leading followed by Simon Langley. A real young hot shot to watch though is Nicky Welsh recently featured in boards.co.uk online. Nicky has come from RS:X background and already picked up support from Puravida, Simmer and Black Project fins.
Zara Davis (Simmer/Mistral/Sonntag) may be best known for speed but she’s been cutting her teeth round the corners and sits in 7th against the amateur men and 1st lady overall.
This looks like a great weekend to have a go and if you would like to find out more about joining the UKWA please check – https://ukwindsurfing.com
And here you can keep up to date with the latest results – http://results.ukwindsurfing.com/2014/slalom-rankings.html