Racing Format

The format couldn’t be more straightforward! All racers start together in a line just off the beach. As soon as the jet ski passes in front of you, you beach start and you’re off!

You sail out to a single buoy, gybe around it and come back to the beach – simple! We call this a ‘Master Blaster’, and while many people may say they don’t race, when you think about it, this is what we all do when we go to beach or lake! Using this format means the NWF is inclusive for all windsurfers and abilities from novice upwards.

Over the festival there will be plenty of individual ‘Master Blasters’ each with prizes for various categories – so no excuses not to have a go!

There are 2 main fleets:

National Fleet (For all those who have competed at National Level)

Freeride Fleet (For those who have never competed at a National event – i.e the majority!)

Categories for all ages and types of windsurfer: 

Long boards


Pre-millennium equipment

Pre-1985 equipment

Fancy dress

Team Entry – enter as a team of 3 sailors who are registered as individuals all within either the National Fleet or the Freeride Fleet.

Junior Fleet (under 16)

Sail with the Masses limited experience required.

The NWF has recruited the UKWA (UK Windsurfing association) to co-ordinate the racing registration, deliver the scheduled racing, and provide safety cover. website

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