The Student Windsurfing Association
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This April saw the final installment of the 08'-'09 SWA series, with Southampton's "Windstock" BUCS Windsurfing Nationals bringing the year to a powerful finish. Read on for more details.


Friday night saw universities from all over the country rocking up to the sunny South coast ready and eager after the Easter break for the final stage in the years race series and a full power weekend of partying. After registration and picking up sail numbers, food tickets and pimped t-shirts, tents were pitched, BBQ’s were lit and the socializing began for what would be the most insane BUCS nationals to date!

Saturday dawned sunny and warm, with the tunes kicked off under the red bull tent by Southampton’s resident DJ Crowds. After many a hung over sailor had rigged up the racing began. The morning saw the advanced, intermediates and beginners donning neoprene and cutting up Southampton water with some hair-raising racing in divisions one, two and three of the BUCS national championship. Thanks to the strong breeze the results were good and after a tiring couple of sessions everyone returned to the beach to witness some live music. Indigo Sun, a local band fronted by Southampton legend Joe Iddison busted out some sweet music until the early hours of the evening for the entertainment of the crowds.



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