Competitors in the second Kona One Design Windsurfing Nationals were greeted by absolute calm, glassy water last Saturday morning. At least this meant there was plenty of time to register, weigh in (a whole new experience for the registration team) and rig up, and of course enjoy the tea and scones. With sun and a light easterly wind forecast it was hoped a sea breeze would develop and allow everyone to go racing.
Notice of Race
Irish Slalom Series 2015
Hosted by Rusheen Bay Watersports
Tracht Beach, Kinvara, Galway
24th-25th Oct 2015
A BIG thank you to Nick and all the Downings windsurfing event Crew for running a brilliant event. Well looked after on the water, on the beach and entertaining us in the evening. 72 entrants of all ages and abilities on the water competing at the same time. Ranging in ages form 5 to 70 in Fun races, longboard races and even managed a few downwind slalom races - thanks to Ciaran's persistence. Thanks again to everyone involved and to all the competitors who took part. Look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Registration NOW OPEN...
DOWNINGS WINDSURFING EVENT 2014
to be held on 19th & 20th July.
All ages and abilities welcome.
Saturday 19th July Registration on Beach at 9.00am,
Racing starts at 11.00am.
Sunday 20th July- Prize giving on the Beach at 4.30pm.
Round 2 of the Irish Slalom Series held on the 17/18th May was held in 15-knots of wind in glorious sunshine. It was run by the IWA powered by and hosted by Jamie Knox Watersports in the sandy Scraggane Bay, Mahrees, Castlegregory, Co. Kerry. Here is a short video of the event - thanks to Marc Von Blumenkraft for putting it together - and results.