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ALL CHANGE AT ALTON WATER

11:23 15th February 2003 by
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ALTON WATER (under new management)

Alton Water Reservoir near Ipswich has approximately 200 acres of water in
a parkland setting, it is one of the best inland windsurfing and sailing spots
in East Anglia. And now a new team is in place, with Bob Kirbyshire running
the windsurfing and lots of changes. We have developed closer ties with both
F2 Arrows and Ski Surf 2000 our local retail Outlet.

Ski Surf will be taking an active interest at Alton supplying everything from
equipment to try out to technical support and progression sessions.

For Team Whiteboarders, Dave White is naturally keen to develop windsurfing
to its full potential at Alton because he not only learned to race there but
he also opened the clubhouse way back in May 1992. With the help of Dave we
are planning demo days and clinic days with some well known faces from the Whiteboarders
stable and even a ladies only clinic day!

Join us for our first massive demo day of the season, in conjunction with Ski
Surf, on March 23rd when we will have all the latest equipment from F2, Arrows,
Starboard, Tushingham, Gaastra, North, Mistral, Sailworks and Fanatic for everybody
to try. Give us a call and book your place in advance.

We have redesigned the structure of the summer courses that we will be running
so that no matter what course is completed there will always be some way forward
either in terms of further courses, one to one instruction or higher level coaching
running parallel with sensible advice regarding equipment. With the introduction
of up to date equipment our success rate will be better than ever. For the youngsters
who complete courses we will be recruiting as many as we can into our already
strong TEAM 15 team.

We are re-introducing Saturday multi class racing (Formula, Long boards Short
board slalom) on a league basis with prizes worth winning supplied by Whiteboarders
and Ski Surf at the end of the season.

We have lots more planned with things like a speed course a maybe even a jump
ramp!

Alton has all the facilities you would expect of a modern centre, large warm
changing rooms with showers, a café, classroom, a small chandlery, a
big grassy area to rig up in and a large car park. We have been updating our
rental boards and rigs to include the latest from F2 Arrows and Starboard.
So if you want to come and have some fun in a friendly, professional atmosphere
call Johno, Phil or Bob on 01473 328408 and we can send you more details or
visit the web site at www.altonwater.moonfruit.com or Email to altonboardriders@tiscali.co.uk.

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