Forces-of-Nature Forums

Last Active : Never
Not logged in [Login - Register]

windsurf, Kitesurf, Waves, Surf, Sunset
 

Printable Version
Subscribe | Add to Favorites
Author: Subject: Boardwise Demo Days 2009 - Aberdovey
justal
Administrator






Member #: 1
Posts 7337
Registered: 21-7-2002
Member Is Offline

Mood: Just Chillin

posted on 23-3-2009 at 13:22 Reply With Quote
Boardwise Demo Days 2009 - Aberdovey

The dates for this years Boardwise demo days are:

June 13th-14th to coincide withround 3 of the JP/Pryde UKWA Slalom series again (also at Aberdovey).

October 24th-25th.

I've added the dates to the events calendar and more info will follow... Lets hope for some good conditions.

Al.







URL: Pixelwave Design - Website Design Wales
Online Shops:T-Shirts | Website Templates

Personal Weblog: A Simple Life of Luxury in West Wales

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
shem
Moderator






Member #: 150
Posts 2204
Registered: 23-2-2003
Member Is Offline

Mood: ##kite board demo centre##stan

posted on 23-3-2009 at 20:32 Reply With Quote
lets hope its not quite as windy as last years!!!!!! I do have my 3 meter instinct now though!!





Kite & SUP wales
Caravan decking wales

View User's Profile E-Mail User View All Posts By User U2U Member
justal
Administrator






Member #: 1
Posts 7337
Registered: 21-7-2002
Member Is Offline

Mood: Just Chillin

posted on 23-5-2009 at 07:01 Reply With Quote
Not long now... here's the official bumpf... Who's gonna be there??

quote:
For the 2nd consecutive year, Aberdovey will play host to Round 2 of the JP / Neilpryde Slalom event. The competition is open to all windsurfers from first time competitors through to Pro Fleet sailors, with races for all levels.

Format...
The format for the racing is very simple, if you can windsurf, no matter what experience or ability there is a fleet for you...
 
Pro Fleet
Race against the best in the UK, line up alongside the likes of Hawkins and Baker and see how hard you can push them...
 
Challenge Fleet
Uses the same course and format as the Pros, but for the sailor who wishes to try out a championship/ranking format, but is new to racing and prefers a more laid back approach or "toe in the water"...
 
Groove Armada Fleet
Simple master blast format, usually incorporating a beach or dry start, many novel twists and run purely for fun. Groove Armada offers sailors to be part of the event and its many benefits but with a heavy emphasis on the social aspect...
 
Prizes...
Each event has its own unique offering but consistently throughout the series there are many product prizes from across the industry, with an emphasis being on little and many as opposed to huge and few, so everyone can expect to gain something from taking part. However, that said, at Aberdovey the top flight Pro sailors will be sailing for hard cash prizes put up by the local town council...
 
What you need...
All you need is the will and desire to try something new, be open minded with regards racing and not to take it too seriously. Racing is a word that is off putting for many sailors but the reality is that only a select few are there to actually race, the rest are there to get out sailing for a laugh with friends and competitors.
 
On the equipment front, come with what you have. You don't, and most competitors don't, have the latest or indeed any racing gear. This is a  misconception, to race you simply need kit you enjoy sailing and feel comfortable on. However, if you actually want to try out the latest gear then this is an option for you, as you can take advantage of the many brands who are arranging demo gear for you to try over the weekend.
 
What to expect..
In a word a weekend of fun, action and above all having a great laugh with like minded windsurfers...
 
On the day you can register and either a sail number or get allocated a bib number, you'll be briefed relevant to your fleet and then it's race time, simple. If you want to pre-register then call us at the shop 01543 505084.
 
In between races or during light winds you can also benefit from technique talks from some of the UK's best sailors with team and sponsored riders offering talks on every aspect of windsurfing from gybing, speed to forward loops and extreme freestyle.
 
How it's judged...
It is a simple format depending upon the numbers in your fleet, quite simply you race a course and get placed accordingly. If you're in a low number fleet you will just keep racing with no need for heats. However, if you're in a highly populated fleet then you will be split into heats, with results from those fleets deciding who goes into the 'A' final and who goes into the 'B' final. The beauty with slalom is, that you will always be racing and there is no dreaded "knock out" situation where you race briefly and then watch for the rest of the day...
 
To summarize...
Slalom racing is simply what we all do everytime we go sailing on flat water, straight out and back with a gybe somewhere in the middle. The joy with slalom racing is that you're simply sailing with others en masse, windsurfing with friends and competitors is not only a laugh but a very subtle way to push and improve your sailing at the same time.
 
The entry fee for the event is £45, for this you are entered into the compettion, get a JP / Neilpryde Slalom Tshirt and access to the sailing club with an evening barbecue were you just need to bring along the meat of your choice, chips, salad are provided.
 
 
Ok enough of the racing, now the demo bit...
Who's there...?

Fanatic / Mistral / North
Starboard / Tushingham
JP / Neilpryde
Severne
RRD / Ezzy
Simmer
Angulo
Goya / Quattro
Thommen
also
Britian's fastest men... Farrell O'shea & Dave White aka 'Whitey' and the UK's best ever PWA sailor Nik Baker.
Ant Baker will also be at the event running clinics.

What time does it start and finish...?


The demo boyz usually get to Aberdovey around 9am and WILL need an hour or so to rig up and get ready, so if you can be patient and give them till 10ish before you dive in to try the latest toyz - it would be really helpful. As the light nights are here the demo action will continue until one of three things happen, no wind, no water, no light - or any combination of the above. Once all the kit has been packed away it's off to the Aberdovey Inn for beer and food. On the Sunday depending on the wind conditions we usually pack up a bit earlier at 4pm.

Where is it...?

The demo is held at Aberdovey, which is a quaint little village on the Welsh coast, please use the link below to locate the venue:

http://www.multimap.com/maps/?zoom=12&countryCode=GB&lat=52.5424&lon=-4.0587



See you all there... Lets start praying for wind.
Al.







URL: Pixelwave Design - Website Design Wales
Online Shops:T-Shirts | Website Templates

Personal Weblog: A Simple Life of Luxury in West Wales

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Jonny
A Force-of-Nature **






Member #: 394
Posts 308
Registered: 6-10-2003
Location: North West
Member Is Offline

Mood: waitin for the next blow!

posted on 23-5-2009 at 16:11 Reply With Quote
Can't make the June demo weekend, I will be drinking along to the 24hr race in Le Mans, only a few weeks away now, can;t bloody wait!
I'll be down for the October one no doubt.

Out of all the weekends I've got free, there's no damn wind this weekend. Grrrrrrrrrrrr

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
badexcuseforasailor
A Force-of-Nature ***



Top Poster 2003





Member #: 116
Posts 846
Registered: 26-1-2003
Member Is Offline

Mood: wheres the wind?

posted on 23-5-2009 at 16:52 Reply With Quote
Im camping up at shell Island that weekend so I may pop down and say hello





http://brogboroughlake.windsurf.me.uk/

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
justal
Administrator






Member #: 1
Posts 7337
Registered: 21-7-2002
Member Is Offline

Mood: Just Chillin

posted on 10-6-2009 at 08:40 Reply With Quote
Wind isn't looking great for thr weekend.

Who's going to be around Who will have a MTB with them?

Anyone fancy a ride? (If there's no wind of course!)

Al.







URL: Pixelwave Design - Website Design Wales
Online Shops:T-Shirts | Website Templates

Personal Weblog: A Simple Life of Luxury in West Wales

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
badexcuseforasailor
A Force-of-Nature ***



Top Poster 2003





Member #: 116
Posts 846
Registered: 26-1-2003
Member Is Offline

Mood: wheres the wind?

posted on 10-6-2009 at 08:44 Reply With Quote
Looking at the weather looks like the no wind demo demons are going to strike again



We almost posted at the same time there


[Edited on 10-6-2009 by badexcuseforasailor]





http://brogboroughlake.windsurf.me.uk/

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
justal
Administrator






Member #: 1
Posts 7337
Registered: 21-7-2002
Member Is Offline

Mood: Just Chillin

posted on 10-6-2009 at 08:51 Reply With Quote
Will you have your bike with you BEFS?

Al.







URL: Pixelwave Design - Website Design Wales
Online Shops:T-Shirts | Website Templates

Personal Weblog: A Simple Life of Luxury in West Wales

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
badexcuseforasailor
A Force-of-Nature ***



Top Poster 2003





Member #: 116
Posts 846
Registered: 26-1-2003
Member Is Offline

Mood: wheres the wind?

posted on 10-6-2009 at 11:37 Reply With Quote
Will have Got some nice shiny new tyres to break in





http://brogboroughlake.windsurf.me.uk/

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
AndyW
A Force-of-Nature **



Walk Of Shame Award 2003 & 2004





Member #: 168
Posts 382
Registered: 10-3-2003
Member Is Offline

Mood:

posted on 11-6-2009 at 15:48 Reply With Quote
Hi Al,

Which days are you out riding this weekend, Saturday and Sunday?

I might be able to make one of them.

cheers,

Andy

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
justal
Administrator






Member #: 1
Posts 7337
Registered: 21-7-2002
Member Is Offline

Mood: Just Chillin

posted on 12-6-2009 at 07:51 Reply With Quote
Hi Andy...
Hopefully both day, but probably not until the afternoon on Saturday as I have to take Morgan to his swimming lesson in the morning.

BEFS is talking about going to Coed y Brenin on Saturday, but Steve wants to start off with an easy ride as it will be his first ride since his knee op.

The plans are still non-existent therefore and may require some gentle persuasion as far as Steve is concerned! I'll phone him later and see what his plans are.

Al.







URL: Pixelwave Design - Website Design Wales
Online Shops:T-Shirts | Website Templates

Personal Weblog: A Simple Life of Luxury in West Wales

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
AndyW
A Force-of-Nature **



Walk Of Shame Award 2003 & 2004





Member #: 168
Posts 382
Registered: 10-3-2003
Member Is Offline

Mood:

posted on 12-6-2009 at 12:44 Reply With Quote
Al, looks like I'll be free Sunday if anything. Post where you're riding on Sunday once you've sussed things out. Assuming there's no wind for the demo, that is.
Andy

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Steve
Beach Bum



Fashion Victim 2003





Member #: 33
Posts 29
Registered: 7-8-2002
Location: Birmingham
Member Is Offline

Mood:

posted on 12-6-2009 at 17:30 Reply With Quote
Ok Al, you've persuaded me,Coed y brennin it is. What time we meeting?
View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
justal
Administrator






Member #: 1
Posts 7337
Registered: 21-7-2002
Member Is Offline

Mood: Just Chillin

posted on 12-6-2009 at 18:57 Reply With Quote
Nice one Steve....

We'll meet at Coed y brenin at 12-12.30

Anyone else coming?

Al.







URL: Pixelwave Design - Website Design Wales
Online Shops:T-Shirts | Website Templates

Personal Weblog: A Simple Life of Luxury in West Wales

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
shem
Moderator






Member #: 150
Posts 2204
Registered: 23-2-2003
Member Is Offline

Mood: ##kite board demo centre##stan

posted on 13-6-2009 at 07:14 Reply With Quote
its up to 6 knots!!!!!! Another 3 and I can get out using my 20 meter aND MY 12 FOOT SUP, IMAGINE THE FUN!!





Kite & SUP wales
Caravan decking wales

View User's Profile E-Mail User View All Posts By User U2U Member
justal
Administrator






Member #: 1
Posts 7337
Registered: 21-7-2002
Member Is Offline

Mood: Just Chillin

posted on 14-6-2009 at 05:57 Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AndyW
Al, looks like I'll be free Sunday if anything. Post where you're riding on Sunday once you've sussed things out. Assuming there's no wind for the demo, that is.
Andy


Hi Andy,
Doesn't look as though we'll be riding today now. Steve cramped up pretty badly yesterday and I seem to have a severe case of chafing! Maybe a nice easy day playing on the beach is in order.

Al.







URL: Pixelwave Design - Website Design Wales
Online Shops:T-Shirts | Website Templates

Personal Weblog: A Simple Life of Luxury in West Wales

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
AndyW
A Force-of-Nature **



Walk Of Shame Award 2003 & 2004





Member #: 168
Posts 382
Registered: 10-3-2003
Member Is Offline

Mood:

posted on 14-6-2009 at 07:33 Reply With Quote
Hi Al,
In that case I might ride Cannock chase then. Have a good day on the beach, take it easy.
Andy

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
justal
Administrator






Member #: 1
Posts 7337
Registered: 21-7-2002
Member Is Offline

Mood: Just Chillin

posted on 14-6-2009 at 08:41 Reply With Quote
No problem... We'll reassess after a bacon sandwich, but there probably isn't any point you driving all the way here when you can cycle there!

Even if we do go out it will be a very sedate ride!

Al.







URL: Pixelwave Design - Website Design Wales
Online Shops:T-Shirts | Website Templates

Personal Weblog: A Simple Life of Luxury in West Wales

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
shem
Moderator






Member #: 150
Posts 2204
Registered: 23-2-2003
Member Is Offline

Mood: ##kite board demo centre##stan

posted on 14-6-2009 at 09:26 Reply With Quote
theres a wave, may get wet after all today





Kite & SUP wales
Caravan decking wales

View User's Profile E-Mail User View All Posts By User U2U Member






Website Design in Wales, UK by Pixelwave DesignPixelwave Web Design.

© Alan R Cole 2000...E=Mailjustal@forces-of-nature.co.uk

Privacy