I’ll give you a clue. It wasn’t Roman Roads, Roman Blinds or Roman Polanski.

We are the ordinary ‘Weekend Warrior’ Windsurfers and Saturday SUP-erstars. We are the Peoples’ Popular Front! (Or was it The Popular Peoples’ Front?) Whatever. We want to know;

“What has the N.W.F ever done for us?”

Well, it did bring us the biggest windsurfing and SUP festival in the UK, with events designed specifically around recreational sailors like you and I. And the biggest trade show in the industry, with all the latest gear on show and demo. And the opportunity to rub shoulders with the pro-riders you see in the magazines and even race alongside them. And a free rash vest for all participants. Fair enough, you might say. But other than that, what HAS the N.W.F ever done for us?

OK – there’s the incredible, floodlit Night Windsurfing. And the Master Blaster races with literally oodles of great prizes. Races for ladies and juniors. And don’t forget the classes for pre-2000 and pre-1985 long boards, Wind-SUPs and fancy dress, so literally everyone could take part, whatever their age, gender, kit or skill level. There were even taster sessions if you think “I would LOVE to give it a go…” – but have never tried SUP-ing or windsurfing before.

Oh – and the free coaching sessions. Of course there are the free coaching sessions. But not just with anyone. These are with the top windsurfing gurus, such as Peter Hart, Simon Bornhoft, Jim Collis, Jem Hall, Ant Baker and ‘The Mighty Whitey’ Dave White, all of whom are champion sailors in their own right.

And what about the parties? We don’t even need to mention the parties. Goes without saying, the parties…on the beach; live music; rocking into the night…


So, apart from the biggest windsurfing / SUP festival AND trade show in the UK, races for everyone, free rash vest, hundreds of fabulous prizes, brand new kit to try out, taster sessions, the Night Windsurf, free coaching sessions with the best in the business, the sensational parties on the beach, live band – and this year it’s even bigger than ever; WHAT HAS THE N.W.F EVER DONE FOR US?!!!

Jackie Lambert

Watch this space to find out just how much bigger and better! Make sure that you don’t miss out on the greatest celebration of our sports in the UK. Put the dates in your diary and come along to find out what the N.W.F can do for YOU!

The National Windsurfing Festival runs from 7-9th September 2012 at Beachlands, Hayling Island, Hampshire. Parking is free.

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