Kick off the Slalom Season in Style! Tushingham & Starboard to host the 2012 opening event over Easter Weekend 7th – 8th April.
Location: Beachlands, Hayling Island Seafront
Based at the popular “Inn On The Beach” location, which hosts the massive NWF every September, the Mecca of south coast windsurfing, there’s easy parking, easy launching (aside from stormy high tides!) and usually a good breeze.
After last year’s glorious wall-to-wall sunshine and calm conditions we’re due some stonking winds this time and there’s no better way to blow away the winter cobwebs than hitting Hayling BSA Slalom for some exciting action whether you’re an experienced Pro or newcomer to racing.
This year there’s a big push to encourage first-time competitors and for this very reason Tushingham & Starboard will have a full fleet of iSonics and Futuras, plus a handful of race rigs to demo and race on (for Master Blaster and Amateur fleets). If the wind isn’t playing ball there will also be a good selection of Starboard SUP boards on hand to demo and perhaps run some knock-out sprint racing. There may even be a wave on the sand bar to play on! If that’s not enough, the Starboard Gemini Tandem always provides great fun for both the riders and spectators, especially during transitions, which can be hilarious if the riders aren’t synchronized!
The HISC “Round Hayling” takes place the day before on Good Friday (6th) so it’s a great opportunity to enjoy three days of competition! Starboard & Tushingham are the major sponsors of this event too, with great prizes and a guaranteed good turnout with all manner of boards battling around the island.