Tag Archives: Formula

2013 Season Summary

Formula, Formula Windsurfing, Windsurfing, James Briggs, GBR-91, jamesbriggs.me, Point-7, Starboard, Christian Bratsch, Lake Neusiedl, Austria

With limited exposure to Formula Windsurfing through 2012 as my focus had been more on Offshore Rowing, an event early in the season in France highlighted that I would need to put in some focussed training in order be competitive. I created a set of simple goals to help retain that focus. My primary goal […]

Formula Windsurfing British Open

Formula, Formula Windsurfing, Windsurfing, UKWA, James Briggs, GBR-91, Point-7, Starboard, Weymouth, WPNSA

The Formula Windsurfing British Open held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy was an interesting event for me as I went there with no expectations having had only a limited season. As it turned out, I was actually in first place overall for much of the event and only lost this in the final […]

Formula Windsurfing Baltic and World Championships

Lativa, Liepaja, Beach, Storm, Formula Windsurfing, Windsurfing, Flags, Competitors

I arrived the day before the competition having successfully navigated a succession of ferries and driving hazards to arrive at Liepaja in Latvia. The conditions offered very light winds with a fairly large sea by comparison to the wind strength. There were 84 competitors registered which would make this a much more challenging event than […]

UKWA Cup – Herne Bay

Containers, Boat, Sunrise, Ferry

The UKWA Cup at Herne Bay was my first Formula Windsurfing event for the 2012 season. I had refreshed my equipment for the season just prior to this event which meant there was not a great deal of time to be able to tune this up before competing. For the Point-7 race sails, this was […]

2011 Season Summary

James Briggs, GBR-91, jamesbriggs.me, Point-7, Starboard, Formula, Windsurfing

The 2011 Formula Windsurfing season has come to a close for me. I am now once again back in Guernsey working on how to cover the expenses incurred through the campaign. Alongside this, I look forward to hitting the local beaches here for some fun times through the winter storms whilst everyone else runs for […]

FW British Open

Weymouth, WPNSA, UKWA, Trophies

There were four fleets of sailors here at Weymouth for the UKWA British Open in the Techno One Design 6.8 & 7.8, RSX, Raceboard and Formula. I found a spot to rig up in the middle of the RSX fleet. Wondered if I could pick up any tips from these potential future Olympians. Bob Ingram […]

FW Balkan Open, Day 4

Greece, Schinias, Janis Preiss, LAT-23, Paulo dos Reis, BRA-3333, Martin Ervin, EST-202, Trophies

The final day of competition here at the FW Balkan Open showed stronger winds like the first two days. Up to 28 knots were recorded on the race course through the day. In the mini series between James Briggs (GBR-91) and Nikolaos Kampouropoulos (GRE-2000), for final two races of this event Kampouropoulos (GRE-2000) showed superb […]

FW Balkan Open, Day 3

Greece, Schinias, Beach, Starboard, Formula, Windsurfing

Lighter winds today which provided a real challenge as the conditions proved exceptionally shifty and gusty with winds on the course ranging from below 6 knots up to around 18 knots. It became as important to look where the wind was rather than where you were trying to head at times. We managed another full […]

FW Balkan Open, Day 2

Greece, Schinias, Pier, Boats

Paulo dos Reis (BRA-3333) continues to dominate the FW Balkan Open. 7 wins from 7 races, very consistent. We had 20-30 knots on the race course once again today. Thrown in there were some big 30 degree windshifts just to mix things up some more. For the second day of this final event in the […]