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posted on 4-9-2008 at 15:54 Reply With Quote
BWA fundraising event and demo weekend

Our First BWA fundraising event and demo weekend is here and weather permitting will be action packed! Please spread the word and hope you can make the most of it and give us your support!

To round off the end of the summer (what summer??) and kick off the winter waves, and welcome this years student windsurfers onto the scene we have a fantastic weekend planned over the 27th and 28th of September for windsurfers from those wanting to try it for the first time to down the line wave riders!

This weekend is sponsored by PURAVIDA BOARDRIDERS, SIMMER STYLE SAILS, NAISH BOARDS AND SAILS, BODY GLOVE and SOLA, ROSS SAILS, GWENT ADVENTURES and is brought to you by the BARRY WINDSURFING ASSOCIATON. There will be stacks of kit on display and available for demo throughout the weekend as well as tips from the suppliers, info about the latest kit and trends and we are hoping for a possible masterclass session in Speed tips and Wavesailing from some industry pro's.....more info to follow!

We will be pitting 'THE STUDENTS' against 'THE STUDENTS OF LIFE' [Very Happy]


Kicking off at 10.00am (ie. rigged and ready) we will be running 'Try Windsurf' and beginners lessons from some of our most experienced sailors with kit povided in the shallows of the lake. If you know anyone who's interested please be sure to invite them.

For anyone who can sail in any shape or form there will be fun racing around two buoys which could get exciting if the wind is up, various heats leading to a grand final in a nockout style.

Also planned is a freestyle contest no matter what the wind brings!

All day we will be using several GPS devices, bring one if you have one, to attempt to break the Lake Record and run a speed competition to find the fastest windsurfer on the day.

As well as demo kit to try we will be told more about the latest kit and trends by Rich from Naish and given some masterclass tips in the ever popular persuit of sailing fast by the FASTEST MAN IN THE UK FARREL OSHEA!!


We will meet at the beach chosen for 11.00am and invite everyone who wishes to enter to take part in some freesailing in the waves by way of an expression session for about an hour depending on wind. From this the guest judges will select the top 6 sailors to go on and compete in the 'WAVE JAM' final which will last for half an hour of explosive sailing to name our top 3 on the day.

We are expecting some special guests to give us some wavesailing tips and an expression session from NAISH and TEAM OSHEA/SIMMER.

There will be prizes awarded at the end of each day for the different disciplines and ofcourse we will be drinking some beer and listening to Rock music on the Saturday night...details on the day

Anyone is welcome to take part so please help us to spread the word, all you need is your own 3rd Party insurance, if you are a member of the BWA (Barry Windsurfing Association) this will cover you...if not, join at the shop or see John at our bootsale...

I'm really excited about this event and hope that everyone can make it and give us your support, any money raised will go towards the BWA to help us get kit to teach with and loan new comers into the sport! Entry for the weekend is only £10 for the entire event, you can sign up before at 'puravida boardriders' or call jim on 07970420998


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