UKWA Southern Cup & Freewave, Eastbourne 19-20 July


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Eastbourne Extreme Sports Festival 19-20 July 2008  

 Eastbourne’s Extreme Sports Festival returns 19-20 July 2008 with inline skating, power boat racing, sailing, land yachting and top windsurfers from the UK Windsurfing Association compete in National events. To check out the latest news, site map, time table and local accommodation visit the Eastbourne Extreme website 

There’s plenty to see and do over the two-day event with an even bigger line up of air, land and water outdoor pursuits offering taster sessions, demonstrations and even holding national competitions. Visitors will flock to the beaches on Eastbourne seafront as The UK Windsurfing Association use Eastbourne Extreme as the setting of one leg of their National Cup and Freewave Series.


A judge has been appointed for Freewave 3 and competitors can look forward to some exciting competition. Our Chairman has promised to ‘sail them till they drop’ with an early briefing at 9.45am on Saturday. Eastbourne promises to offer near perfect conditions for Freewave; competitors can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome at the UKWA Race Office and an Extreme Sports Festival to remember.


Following on from the success of Bridlington the UKWA Cup Series moves to Eastbourne. With all results still possible there is plenty of competition to be had at this prestigious event. All UKWA fleets will be raced and we look forward to welcoming a larger than normal fleet of Kona sailors. Traditionally the public have supported the Festival and this is your opportunity to showcase our sport. Registration will be from 8am Saturday morning, with a briefing at 9.45am.


The event will also host the Acutel Challenge Trophy, this is for a ‘challenge race’ which means anyone could win. Last year saw some of our younger Techno sailors take to the water on Formula kit with enormous sails in an effort to upstage the established front runners! Open to all, the Acutel Challenge once again promises to be an exciting climax to the event.


Showers and toilets will be available adjacent to the event site and there is plenty of grass for rigging.

For more event info go to or contact Bob Ingram (UKWA Event Manager) on -Mobile: 07889 161780. 

If you need further help please contact: Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01323 411400 – Email: or for accommodation: and there is a nearby camping site.



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