A Windy Week: Freestyle Sessions and Speed Records

The last few days here in the UK have been brilliant for most windsurfers, with strong winds all round the country many of you we are sure are now recovering with blistered hands and sore arms.

The Boards ‘How was it for you?’ forum is always a brilliant place to catch up and share on water stories with others, and here’s some further news of what’s been happening on UK shores.

Down in the south west Starboard/Tushingham rider and Boards columnist, Will Rogers scored some brilliant freestyle conditions at Torpoint.

Will Rogers. Image by Julia Slack.
Will Rogers. Image by Julia Slack.
Will Rogers. Image by Julia Slack.
Will Rogers. Image by Julia Slack.
Will Rogers. Image by Julia Slack.
Will Rogers. Image by Julia Slack.

 

For more on Will head to his Tushingham Team Page and check out his columns and more on Boards.

Over at Portland harbour, as well as Sail for Gold coming to a close, Pete Young set a very impressive average speed of 40.12knots over 500m. Pete was already part of the elite 40knot club at Weymouth, alongside Kev Greeneslade and Nick Dempsey, but he now sets the bar even higher with his average speed breaking 40knots too.

Check out Pete’s speeds on the GPS speedsurfing website. Pete’s photo is courtesy of Griff Halliwell and thank you to Lea Spencer of Red Surf Bus.

Pete Young
Pete Young at Portland

Further afield some more incredible speeds have been posted on GPS speedsurfing on the 8th June too, with Hans Kreisel setting a new GPS World Record 10 sec run of 48.83 knots and Jurjen van der Noord taking the record for 5 x 10 sec run to 48.4 knots.

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