North East Windsurfing (N.E.W.S)

RYA NE Windsurfing.

What does NEWS do?

NEWS organises and runs an annual regional race series for windsurfers using various sailing clubs in and around the regions borders. Racing takes place in the nationally established classes of:

  • Formula
  • Raceboard
  • RS:X
  • Techno (all classes)

There are also T15 junior classes and a Club Class devoted to the novice and / or local club competitor. 

What's the Format of an Event?

Events are staged over a weekend with a minimum of 3 races being held each day. A competitor’s best 3 results are used to determine the final finishing positions. While you don't have to be a NEWS member to enter an event, membership ensures your result from each event is carried forward and used to calculate an overall series result.

Racing starts around 1.00pm Saturday & 11.00am Sunday. The event normally finishes by 4:00pm. Prizes are available! 

Further Information

Contact David Dobson on 0191 3847710 or Mobile: 07720 261 519 Email:

Further information is available on the UKWA website. The events list provides the latest events listing.NEWS also have a Facebook group with regular updates and information for around the area.NEWS racing series is kindly sponsored by Tushingham Sails and Surfstore.