Tag Archives: Windsurfing

Autumn Storm Season

Windsurfing, James Briggs, GBR-91, jamesbriggs.me, Point-7, Starboard, Vazon Bay, Guernsey

For the northern hemisphere the summer is behind us, the days are drawing shorter and the temperature is steadily dropping. However, the recent storm season with relatively mild temperatures on The Rock has provided some superb conditions out on the water. The beach has been a relative hive of activity and I have enjoyed making […]

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 […]

OTW at L’Ancresse

Guernsey, Beach, No Entry, Road Sign

It looked like there was a fine breeze and a small wave coming in at L’Ancresse Bay in Guernsey. Only downside was that it was high tide which made launching a little more interesting than normal with the waves washing over the slipway… Made it…

The Centurion Charity Row – Final Countdown

James Briggs, Rowing, Guernsey, The Centurion Charity Row, MS, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Guernsey Cheshire Homes Society

There is now just one week to go until The Centurion Charity Row. Through November I have done over 300km on the Concept2 training for the event, think that’s about as prepared as I am going to be… More information can be found either off the link at the Guernsey Rowing Club or alternatively at […]

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 […]

Dawn at Vazon

Guernsey, Point-7, Starboard, James Briggs, GBR-91, jamesbriggs.me, VW Transporter, Van, Grass, Road, Rocks, Windsurfing

Attempting to make the most of the last of the stronger southerly breezes we have been seeing here in Guernsey over the past few days, made my way over to Vazon Bay on the west coast looking for some cross shore fun. Unfortunately, not much surf around however the long shadows were already hinting that […]