Updated 20 Oct 2016

RACEBOARD EUROPEANS! The LWA contributed 200 towards the UKWA sponsorship of sailors going to the European Raceboard Championships at Brest in August. It seems we got great value for money!  Congratulations go to the UK Raceboard contingent at Brest, of whom a grand total of 9 sailors ended up on podiums! Many of them were LWA sailors - Lewis Barnes 3rd Heavy (9); Rob Kent 3rd GM (13); Julian Tait 2nd Youth (29); Annette Kent 1st GMF (4); Alysia Gibson 2nd Youth Girl (7); Rebecca Kent 3rd Youth Girl (8), Emily Kent 4th Youth Girl (9), plus Chris Gibson (31), Galahad Wisbey 5th Youth (39); Thomas Cave 7th Youth (43);Toby Cave 10th Youth (49) and Florent Lambert 11th in the Div II Class. There were 90 competitors in all from 15 countries. Only 9 races were sailed because of the light wind conditions. More info on the UKWA website.

Young Windsurfer of the Year:

Lewis Barnes was chosen as the LWA Young Windsurfer for 2016 and received the trophy and cheque for 200 from LWA Chairman Colin Flint. It also means that Lewis will feature on our 2016 Event Poster. Although still technically a Youth and therefore restricted to a max sail size of 8.5, Lewis has for some time been sailing as an adult using a 9.5. and as such he took second place overall in the LWA Summer Series in 2015 behind Rob Kent, whom he managed to beat in our King George Event.

  • Video: Event Six Summer Series Burghfield Sat 17 Sep 2016


  • Video: Event One Summer Series Queen Mary Sat 19 Mar 2016


Old Raceboards for Young Sailors:
We recently advertised an IMCO raceboard free to a young sailor and we had several replies but had to disappoint all but one. If you know of any ex-sailors needing good homes for their beloved raceboards, please put them in touch with us, you never know, they might earn some brownie points with management and not feel too guilty about parting with their treasure.
Email: info@LWAwindsurfing.co.uk

  • Video: Icebreaker Oxford SC Sat 27 Feb 2016