The wind hammered Yaverland Beach, Sandown on the Isle of Wight last Sunday for the finals of the windsurfing slalom, wavesailing and kitesurfing competitions
The wind hammered Yaverland Beach, Sandown on the Isle of Wight last Sunday for the finals of the windsurfing slalom, wavesailing and kitesurfing competitions.
BKWA Slalom Competition
The cross shore conditions, at Yaverland Beach, Sandown on Sunday 2 November made the BKWA slalom a tough race. Jamie Lever stormed into first place and won the final, fighting off stiff competition from Xavier Ferlet and Dan Ellis over the course which ran from Sandown, round a buoy in the bay finishing in the surf at Yaverland Beach.
1st Jamie Lever
2nd Xavier Ferlet
3rd Dan Ellis
Wightlink UK Wavesainling finals
With a windspeed of between 35-45 knots cross shore, the conditions couldn’t have been better for the nailbiting final of the UK Wavesailing Championships at Yaverland Beach last Sunday, 2 November.
John Skye won the title of UK National Wave Champion coupled with bagging first place in the expression session earlier in the week, he secured his position as wave and freestyle champion for the event.
In the ladies event Shawna Cropas beat Louise Emery (current overall freestyle champion) to prove her place as the best female UK wavesailor.
1st John Skye
2nd Andy King
3rd Ben Proffit
1st Shauna Cropas
2nd Louise Emery
3rd Sonia Pavelin
Gale force winds enjoyed by the windsurfers were just as welcome on the kite surfing side of the competition. The final was charged with excitement as the 35-40 knot blasts gave finalists the height to pull off some amazing tricks. Ludo Brockway was the victor in the men’s division while Kirsty Jones proved her undisputed British Champion status once again for the women’s final.
1st Ludo Brockway
2nd Danny Seales
1st Kirsty Jones
2nd Andrea Wharry