How Does A Speed Windsurfing Competition Work…

For this feature we caught up with Pete Davis who is not only the organiser for the Weymouth Speed Week in the UK but he also holds positions on the WSSRC (World Speed Sailing Records Council), the ISWC (International Speed Windsurfing Council), the UKWA (UK Windsurfing Association) for speed and the IWA (International Windsurfing Association).

Speed is a discipline with multiple angles to it, it would be similar to comparing it to motor racing where a race can be measured in many different ways but in the end if all are racing under the same rules then the best man/woman shall always win.

To find out how a speed windsurfing event works we first have to understand what categories there are and what the variables are. Following this we then go through the points of how the event is actually run and how a winner is finally reached, and no, unfortunately, it’s not as simple as placing everyone on a race course one after another and seeing who has the fastest run.

Pete Davis bearing down on a cold wintry day in the UK

Quick links:

Course types

Speed event format

European/World Championships format

Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Cahllenge format

Read on…


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