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National Raceboard Class Formed

 


National Raceboard Class Formed


 


The successes of our Olympic sailors has inspired many new windsurfers to take up windsurf racing.  ‘Raceboard’ is already an official class with very simple kit rules based on length, width and production registration. Quite simply the board is a performance longboard – a true racing class. One that is not inhibited by wind strength or location. It is also provides the fairest racing when considering a sailors size/weight or age. At National level the class has been a little dormant primarily due to board manufacturers being focused on the development on ‘planing’ boards’ (like Formula) and the media spotlight being on RSX (the Olympic Class). These racing divisions now have their niches – the Raceboard class has the opportunity and desire to once again thrive and become the biggest National and International windsurfing racing class.


 


On January 10th 2009 the National Raceboard Class was created.  A selection of enthusiasts from all aspects of our sport met to lay the foundations for a revived circuit. Their aim is to: 


i.                     Grow the Class


ii.                   Keep more youngsters in racing when leaving the successful youth divisions


iii.                  Attract a mass of new racers from the core ‘Freeride’ section


iv.                  Develop an extensive regional racing scene.


v.                    Win the World Championships in all divisions


 


Tushingham, North, Demon, Mistral, Starboard, are key international brands launching new kit for 2009.  The first National Championships takes place in Weymouth, May 2nd-4th. If you still have a Raceboard from years ago – don’t feel left behind.  The boards are still hugely competitive. Prizes for every entrant and a party for all.


 


Racing is not for the few. In fact, the very nature of competition (let’s be honest we all want to overtake our mates) helps your board handling skill improve at a rapid rate. Racing, boring? Nonsense – adrenalin kicks in from the moment you park your car. It is a real friendly scene at all events, and if you feel that sea sailing may be a touch ambitious, the National Raceboard Class even runs an Inland circuit. The first of these is hosted by the ‘Midlands’ region at Pitsford reservoir (near Northampton) April 25th-26th.


 


Rob Kent (multi national champion spearheads the new class) and Paul Robinson holds it all together as secretary. Committee members come from all corners of our sport


 


For more information on the National Raceboard Class drop in on: http://www.raceboard.org/


or email:  info@raceboard.org.uk


 


 


UKWA Course Race Dates 2009


 


UK Inland Championships


 


























Date


Venue


 


25 & 26 April 2009


Pitsford


 


 


6 & 7 June 2009


Whitwell


4 & 5 July 2009


Derwent


12 & 13 September 2009


Farmoor NEW


3 & 4 October 2009


Whitwell


The Inland Champion will be decided by


ones best four results from the above


 


UK NATIONAL Cup Championships


 























Date


Venue


 


2, 3 & 4 May 2009


Weymouth


23, 24 & 25 May 2009


Bridlington


20 & 21 June 2009


Christchurch


18 & 19 July 2009


Mumbles


3 & 4 October 2009


Whitwell


 


 


RYA/UKWA British Open Championships


 











Date


Venue


 


 31 Oct & 1 Nov 2009


Weymouth


The UKWA National Champion will be decided by


 The British Open Championships (Weymouth 31st Oct/1st Nov) plus ones best four results from the Cup Championships above


 


 

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