Windsurfing

Windsurfing



Windsurfing is a popular RNSA activity as boards take up little space when carried at sea. The RN Windsurfing Team competes at local, national and international levels in events such as the HiHo in the British Virgin Islands and the DEFI in Gruissan France (attracting 800 to 1000 entries) , whilst a full training programme is available for newcomers members to the sport.

Windsurfing News & Notices

03 June 2014General

The Defi is done!

RC (Windsurfing)

Day 4 and 5 of competition proved why the Defi Wind is such an immense endurance event as the Tramontana has a vote in how things will turn out. Rear Commodore Windsurfing Reports: Day .....

31 May 2014General

Defi Day Two - The Tremontana Screams!

RC (Windsurfing)

Day Two of the Defi and the Tremontana blows all day allowing two more gruelling 40Km races for the RNSA racers to face Defi day two dawned bright and suspiciously quiet, had the wind .....

29 May 2014Windsurfing

Defi Day 1 - The Tremontana Delivers

RC (Windsurfing)

Day 1 of the 2014 Defi got off to a great start (see picture) with perfect conditions and all three RNSA Sailors came hom in the top half of the field. Race day one. Dawned to 25 .....

29 May 2014Windsurfing

Final Defi Preparations

RC (Windsurfing)

The RNSA Team at the 2014 Defi Endurance Race welcomed the break in the Tremontana to rprepare boards and bodies for the Defi Races with a strng and defiant Tremontana forecast for .....

26 May 2014Windsurfing

Warming up for The Defi 2014

RC (Windsurfing)

The RNSA Windsurfers have entered a team into the Defi 2014 Endurance Race in Gruissan France. 'Wind City' as its known provides a reliable 20-40 Kt wind known as the Tremontana which .....

13 May 2014Windsurfing

Forces Open Windsurfing Championships Hayling Island 19-23 May 14

RC (Windsurfing)

All RNSA windsurfers are invited to the 2014 Forces Open Windsurfing Championships being held at Hayling Island 19-23 May 14. This annual event is run by the Army Sailing Association .....

13 May 2014Windsurfing

Inter-Service Windsurfing Championships Becalmed

RC (Windsurfing)

The re-scheduled 2013 Inter-Service Windsurfing Championships were held at Portland Harbour 10-11 Apr 14 and despite a promising Fleet and Venue, the wind had the final say on events .....

06 January 2014Windsurfing

Windsurfing Training Courses 2014.

RC (Windsurfing)

Windsurfing training courses are available throughout the year and are open to all serving personnel and reservists. All courses take place at Thorney Island Water Sports Centre near .....

10 November 2013Windsurfing

2013 Inter -Services Re-Scheduled

RC (Windsurfing)

The 2013 Inter- Srvices Windsurfing Championships have been rescheduled to 10-11 Apr 14. As previously announced, the 2013 Inter Services Windsurfing Championships had to be postponed .....

19 October 2013Windsurfing

Cancelled - 2013 Inter-Services Windsurfing Championships 26-27 Oct 13

RC (Windsurfing)

The 2013 Inter-Services Windsurfing Championships have been Cancelled due to area conflictions in Portland Harbour After consulting the Army and RAF leads it has regretfully been decided .....

19 October 2013Windsurfing

RN Speed week team Triumph

RC (Windsurfing)

The wind arrived for 'Big Wednesday' at the Portland Speedweek and although pipped by micro-knots for the fastest run, the RN eam were fasted overall and had the Speed Champion Speedweek .....

15 October 2013Windsurfing

Windies Wish for more Wind at Weymouth Speed Week

RC (Windsurfing)

The RNSA Windsurfers are competing at Weymouth Speed week and have enjoyed three days of competetive sailing in less than optimal conditions, but they have made the most of it, posted .....

Windsurfing Events

Events

Date Event Venue Branch
25 - 29 Aug 14 North West Europe Forces Windsurfing Championships Renesse All Branches
05 - 07 Sep 14 Autumn Windsurf Festival and National Windsurfing Festival Hayling Island All Branches
20 - 21 Sep 14 UKWA Slalom/Masterblast Tenby All Branches
22 - 26 Sep 14 JS Wave Championships Rhosneigr / Tiree tbc All Branches
04 Oct - 05 May 14 UKWA National Championships - Cpurse Racing/Slalom/Masterblaster Stokes Bay Gosport All Branches
11 - 12 Oct 14 Inter Services Individual & Team Windsurfing Championships - 2014 Hayling Island All Branches
18 - 25 Oct 14 Weymouth Speed Week 2014 - Inter-Services Speed Competition Portland Harbour All Branches
25 Oct - 26 May 14 UKWA Slalom/Masterblast Weymouth/WPNSA All Branches

Windsurfing Committee

Committee

Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Rear Cdre (Windsurfing), Equipment Manager Commander Adrian Wallis 01923 955242 adrian.wallis907@mod.uk
RN Team Manager, Membership Secretary, Sponsorship Rep, Abbey Wood Cdr Nic Dodd 03067983564 07733 266024 Nicholas.dodd289@mod.uk
Equipment Manager. CPOAET Gavin Nicholson 07545 883054 gavnicholson21@aol.com
Communications Manager Cdr Tom Joyce 02392 625408 (Work) 0786 654 8518 tom.joyce990@mod.uk
Start, Improver & Recreational Manager Lt Si Cave 07828 772440 navywindsurfing@googlemail.com
Culdrose Rep CPO Johnnie Walker 93781 2692 walkerj893@mod.uk
Portsmouth Rep Cdr Keith Stephenson 023 9262 5147(W) 07717 045442 keith.stephenson733@mod.uk
Faslane Rep Vacant
Abbey Wood Rep Cdr Nic Dodd 03067983564 07733 266024 Nicholas.dodd289@mod.uk