It is coming to the end of my first full year on a foil, from starting the year in Portugal with a large group of other British windsurfers through to staying in our homes not windsurfing in April through to the summer spent on the south coast, making up for the hours lost during the … Continue reading What a year!
Ive been soo busy this summer spending time on the water so there has been a small break in my posts. The new IQFoil equipment has arrived and i'm spending as much time sailing it as possible to get a feel for things. Every session I am seeing improvements and having so much fun out … Continue reading Summer 2020
Back on the Water!
10 weeks after entering shielding at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are back on the water at West Pennine Windsurf Club with sun and wind both at the same time! My first few sessions back have been great fun getting back on the foil, preparing for whenever our first foil competition will be. … Continue reading Back on the Water!
COVID – 19
We had to fly back from our final training camp in Portugal a week early due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus Pandemic across the world. We all came back to England and headed home before the lockdown. I have now had time to review and catch up with everything since all the training camps … Continue reading COVID – 19
I've just returned from an amazing couple of months out in Vilamoura, Portugal with the British Sailing Team. The weather was perfect and the conditions on the water for foiling were glamour! I have lived and trained with other windsurfers for the past 7 weeks and the non stop training has been such a fantastic … Continue reading Vilamoura, Portugal
I have been invited to train with other windsurfers from around the country as part of a foiling training group to improve our skills and develop the techniques needed to sail the foiling equipment. At the start of January I am heading to Vilamoura for a three week camp in the hopefully slightly warmer seas … Continue reading Winter Training
Goodbye to RS:X
For windsurfing in the following olympic games after 2020 it was decided in November 2019 that it will now be with new equipment. Quite a substantial change now means we fly above the water not just sailing on it. Wind foil is the name and IQFoil is the olympic setup that will be raced in … Continue reading Goodbye to RS:X
After completing my A levels back home in west yorkshire I decided to move to the coast for my university studies at Southampton solent university to aid with my windsurfing, giving me more time to train in more challenging sea environments and new venues. I have a scholarship to the university and as part of … Continue reading University
The National Inland Championships takes place annualy in September and this year it was held on Grafham Water. The first day was around 12 knots and i lived the conditions, gusty and shifty, which i am familiar with as my local training location is a small lake, this gave me an advantage when it came … Continue reading Nationals 2019
Youth Worlds 2019
I arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia for the youth worlds at the start of August and had a couple of days training at the venue of St Petersburg Yacht Club, on the waters where the racing will be held. We then transfered to the local beach where the event village was situated, sailing from the … Continue reading Youth Worlds 2019