Windsurfing - Overview
Windsurfing - Overview
Windsurfing is one of the most popular racing games in the world which gives you both excitement breathtaking and a thrilling experience. Although the origin of the sport is in Pennsylvania, United States, many countries participate in the sport with interest. This sport is fun, exciting and exciting at the same time.
The history of windsurfing dates back to 1948, when Newman Darby, a 20 year old American, created a floating board, which looked more like a personal watercraft with two hulls in parallel. He mounted a sail on it.
In 1964, he invented a universal joint, which he used to connect the mast of the rigging to the board, which now had a centreboard, a centreboard and a sail-shaped kite. This was the start of the chapter in windsurfing history what many people consider to be the true birth of windsurfing.
In this water sport, the surfer needs to get on a board of 2.5 to 3 meters and race with other surfers in sail. The rider whose board first touches the finish line is declared the winner. Both men and women can participate in this sport.
Windsurfing - Regulatory bodies
All rules and regulations for windsurfing are governed by the International Sailing Federation (ISF). However, each country has its own governing body which acts under the aegis of the ISF. To the slightest difference, most governing bodies have common rules. To promote, protect and represent the interests of UK windsurfers, an institution called the UK Windsurfing Association (UKWA) is working.
Yet another national governing body of the UK, the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) works to promote and regulate certain water sports.
Types of boardswindsurfing
There are two types of windsurfing that are included in the championships -
In this type of surfing, a huge indoor pool is built. Powerful fans are installed to propel the boards along the pool. The fans create wind. Organized competitions include slalom style races, show jumping and more.
Indoor windsurfing competitions are organized mainly in Europe during winter. One of the best known, the PWA / UKWA Indoor Windsurfing World Championships take place during the annual London Boat Show at the Excel Exhibition Center in London in January.
Windsurfing for young people
Windsurfing is so popular around the world that people of different age groups are interested in the sport. Young children and young adults aged 5-18 can also participate in Jeunesse. Windsurfing is suitable for children as young as 5 years old, with several brands of boards and sails producing "Kids Rigs " to provide these kids windsurfers.
In some countries, some organizations exist to allow entry into sport in a semi-formal or club-style environment (RYA Team 15 program). If the kids want to get more involved in the race, they can join the RYA 'zone team.