National Windsurfing Festival
The National Windsurf Festival is THE stand out event in the British windsurfing calendar. There is a massive turn out, with people traveling from all over the country, NWF is a great place to catch up with fellow windsurfers, especially the FLOW ladies!
The event will take place at Beachlands, Hayling Island on 4-5 Sept 2010. Sponsored by Havant Borough Council and supported by the windsurfing industry bringing you the UK’s annual premier windsurfing festival.
It delivers non intimidating, non complicated fun racing designed for the free-ride sailor, ideal for those who haven’t even thought about competing before.
There is a prize giving after every race, with great prizes for the ladies, meaning you could well end the weekend with some useful winnings!
There is also the opportunity to learn a lot, with clinics running all day from 5 of the UKs best windsurfing gurus, as well as SUP sessions if you fancy giving the perfect light wind sport a go.
For the windsurfing industry the event is the ideal place to exhibit their latest toys. Many brands will be there with equipment and ready to answer all of your questions, so take the opportunity to find out everything about next years gear.
Saturday night boasts the now legendary Night Windsurf, alongside the NWF (fancy dress!!!) party which is a great opportunity to relax, mingle and discuss the days windsurfing with old friends and new.
For the younger generation there will be and under 15s category running alongside the main competition. Taster sessions will be run by the OTC for those who live in the local area (Havant) and want to give the sport a go, it is a great way to experience windsurfing for the first time as well as soaking up the beach vibe and meeting other women in the windsurfing community! Everyone can get involved!
Don’t worry if you don’t have the latest equipment, there are categories for pre millennium and pre 1985 kit, so you can compete against others on a similar set up, or take more satisfaction beating those on shiny new kit!
Amy on NWF:
“I have competed in the NWF a couple of times and it is one of the most fun events I have been to! It is amazing just to be on the water with so many other windsurfers, you almost forget it is a race and just enjoy blasting along with the other entrants. I would definitely encourage more women to head along for the weekend and give the event a go. The more of us there are the better, if you can sail along and turn/swim your kit around a buoy, then don’t be shy, this is for you!”
Lets make sure the women have a real presence at this years NWF!
Use the comments and Facebook discussion board to chat to other women thinking of going too!
To get your entry in and for more information head to www.nationalwindsurfingfestival.com
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