Jon White

I have always been involved with various sports, and due to my Dad booking a Windsurfing lesson for me at the age of 13, I was soon hooked. From the age of 14 I began competing at local club races and shortly after taking part at the club championships at Whitwell on borrowed Raceboard kit, where I finished 40th out of approx 100 (I remember Nick Dempsey finishing 41st and feeling chuffed I had beaten the top youth). After this event I was well and truly hooked on racing and began travelling around the country taking part in the local regional and national events thanks to my parents support. In 1999 I competed in the Youth & Masters at Weymouth where I ended up winning to become the Youth British Raceboard champion, which gave me an invite into the British Youth Olympic team if I changed over to IMCO. I soon got to grips with the IMCO equipment and consistently placed in the top 6 at Nationals and won most Regionals. In 2002 due to moving and work I stopped racing and had a break from the sport.

In 2006 I met my Fiancée, Karen who was once a top road cyclist and due to this I really got into cycling where I ended up racing on the road, doing time trials and mountain bike races but always missed that extra buzz you get from Windsurfing so in 2009 I decided to turn up to a race on my 10 year old IMCO kit and found not only that I enjoyed the racing but I was still capable of winning so I was hooked again. I decided to move up from 7.5 too the 9.5 class to give myself a better fighting chance against what is a high British Standard Raceboard fleet with many capable of winning!

Ambitions: This year I aim to win both the Inland series and cup series in the UK and get myself to a high enough standard to go to the Worlds in 2011 with a chance of winning.

Thank you to everyone who supports and helps me, including all my sponsors (Boardwise and www.duttonlaw.co.uk), my parents and Karen, without you guys I would be nowhere!

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September 7, 2010 by  

Catch up

Catch up

Hi, well we have had a break from racing for approx a month now but managed to get plenty of Windsurfing in. I finally took delivery of my new 9.5 SD prototype sail which is stupidly light, feels more like a 6.5 and produces power from the lightest of... [Read more]


July 15, 2010 by  

Mumbles

Mumbles

Hi, Off to Mumbles this weekend for the 4th cup of event of the year. Normally I would be praying for strong winds but I have been given the chance to test and develop a new light wind prototype sail so am a little excited about getting my hands on it... [Read more]