The University of Nottingham Windsurfing Club held the National (SWA) Pondlife event on 1/2 February. The 143 participants were there to enjoy windsurfing, the competition and social life, travelling from Swansea, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol and many other Universities around the country. Boardwise supported the event with demo kit and the racing equipment. Red Bull provided some cans of energy drink to keep the cold away… or if nothing else provide some energy.
The Saturday saw some high winds with vicious gusts, probably 6/7 judging by the water, keeping the safety team busy, meanwhile the small lake saw the beginners have a go.
There were around bundled entered and Pauline provided cobs, whilst music played on the balcony, providing a festive atmosphere. Though it wasn’t all free sailing there was a slalom and team race held, in spite of the winds. Sunday was alot lighter and freestyle, Intermediate and beginners racing a held after a late start.
A few photos below (including some club windsurfers who were also out enjoying the wind)