Army Windsurfing - Championships 2011Join the ASA Today

Army windsurfing Championships July 2011

Army Windsurfing Championships
Hayling Island 18 - 22 July 2011

By Jon Metcalfe

Despite the good attendance this year at the Army windsurfing championships unfortunately the wind gods were not shining on us, with only one day of wind over the whole week no racing was conducted apart from Monday the 18th.

Teams from the RA / RE / RLC / REME / AAC / RS entered sailors and there was a strong AAC novice contingent who benefited from the light wind conditions, the first half of the week.

Monday – lashing rain, strong SW winds reminded us of autumn weather and a small slalom fleet battled it out over 7 races with gusty winds and lumpy seas. A figure of 8 course was laid and the majority of sailors opted for their wave kit to race on. Lt Col Gareth Baker (RE) came out on top wining the majority of races which gave him the Army individual champion title for 2011 and Lt Col Dave Hinsley (RAMC) was second.

No novice racing or coaching was done on Monday due to the conditions so we focused on the novices on Tuesday and Wednesday running some coaching sessions developing general technique, we managed to complete one race on Wednesday morning which was won by Airtrp Evans, an upwind downwind course was set and with a fine display of light wind sailing in difficult conditions all the novices managed to complete the course.

Unfortunately due to the forecast for the remaining two days of the week the decision was made to not plan to run anymore racing and prize giving was completed Wednesday afternoon.

So summary of results

Army Individual Champion 2011 – Lt Col Gareth Baker (RE)

Inter Corps Series Team Champions

1st Place RE
2nd Place RLC
Ist Place Intermediate Kim Bailes (RE)
1st Place Novice Airtrp Evans (AAC)

There will be a full listing of results from this year posted on the ASA web site.
Next event will be the Inter Corps 01/12 which will be held at Hayling Island on 6th Oct.
Look forward to seeing you there.


Army Windsurfing Contact

Jon Metcalfe

Jon Metcalfe
ASA Regional Coach
(Windsurfing & Kite-surfing)
ASA Coaching & Inspectorate
Building 100, (Top Floor),
Fort Blockhouse, Haslar Road,
PO12 2AB

Mobile: 0044 (0) 7768 988258

Civ: 02392 765290

Mil: 9380 65290


Join Us on Facebook