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    Default Getting into racing

    How do you get into slalom racing? I live in Sussex and love drag racing the kites at my local beach but fancy giving slalom a go.
    Can anyone recommend any clubs to join?

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    You need to do the BSA this year, easy even for an old git like me.

    https://ukwindsurfing.com/events/2013/slalom-hayling/
    2014 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 19, B&J/Wave 10, SUP/WindSUP 12
    2013 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 20, B&J/Wave 21, SUP/WindSUP 04

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Adam View Post
    You need to do the BSA this year, easy even for an old git like me.

    https://ukwindsurfing.com/events/2013/slalom-hayling/
    Sounds a bit intimidating! Can someone just rock up with some freerace gear and have a go then or would I be making a fool of myself?

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    See home page news article re: Hayling Slalom - specifically aimed at noobs apparently...
    #epic

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    Here is another view of it, newbs included. The Master blaster is what will interest you, as you start in a line on the beach, sail out to a bouy, round it however you can, then back to the beach, first to touch the flag pole wins. They will have several rounds for you to have a go at. Also demo kit there to try for free.

    Last edited by Duncan Adam; 14th March 2013 at 06:42 AM.
    2014 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 19, B&J/Wave 10, SUP/WindSUP 12
    2013 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 20, B&J/Wave 21, SUP/WindSUP 04

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    the Hayling tideline seems to have improved no end

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    I was there on Sunday, mooching around the beach, nursing a dodgy ankle and getting a few pictures. It looked quite relaxed, so I'd say the whole event did seem pretty newbie friendly. There was certainly a good old selection of kit, from some high-end slalom to a rather more vintage affair with centreboard.
    My Flickr Windsurf collection: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bsideth...7622592103903/
    Hayling Windsurf & Kitesurf Photographers: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1993863@N23/

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