What to expect at an SWA Event
Friday night: eveyone arrives at the host university for registration. This is generally in the student union or another bar, so sets the tone of the weekend.
Saturday: everyone heads to the water and where there will be racing/freestyle/tuition etc for all abilities.
Saturday night: a meal is normally provided at the event, followed by one of the imfamous SWA Saturday night partys. These are always fancy dress (with themes ranging from 'Plastic Fantastic', to 'Little Britain' or 'Superheros') and maybe a little drunken - it has been known for event parties to be sponsored by vodka importers/aftershock etc. A combination of high spirits after a good day's windsurfing, a large concentration of like minded people and the 'different area code' effect means that these parties are always amazing!
Sunday morning: hangover - bring pain killers.
Sunday: everyone heads down to the water again for more competition / tuition. This is then followed by the event prize giving, before saying sad goodbyes (until the next event) to your new found loves / friends and heading back home exhausted but happy.
What you should bring:
- Warm clothes (Thinking you'll either be wearing a wetsuit or beer blanket is a mistake- so do need a coat, or you'll always regret it!)
- Sleeping Bag
- Fancy Dress
- Cash &/ Card
- Your own bouyancy aid if you have one
(label your kit if you don't want it walking...)
Our President (Tom Stratton-Brown) and Bosun (Will Meek) should organise transport, to bring your uni kit, and sort you out with wetsuit etc. if you don't have one, but there is always a pool of kit at the events so don't worry if not, there will be some kit for you to use.