Slalom is fast-paced windsurfing racing on a short open water course.

Each race is about four to six minutes long, and we aim to run six races per round.

Bayside Sailboard Club hosts combined fin/foil racing as seen in the PWA World Tour.

By popular vote at the AGM, fins and foils now race together.

There are two fleets to suit everyone’s skill level.

  • Open: Two laps (figure-eight course)
  • Freeride/rookie: One lap (loop course with one gybe)
  • WingFoils to start with the freeride/rookie fleet

The race committee will explain the course, timings, start sequence, etc, at the safety briefing at the start of each round.

What equipment do I need?

Requirements to Race:

  • 50N PFD
  • Approved Helmet

Other Info!

You do not need high-end racing equipment to race.

To maximise your on-water racing time and your enjoyment, we recommend some basic guidelines:

  • A race, freerace or freeride board that will get you planing in a minimum of 15 knots
  • Sails that you can hang on to from 15 – 30 knots +. (NOTE: Cambered race sails are not essential. No cam or freeride sails work great!)
  • A mast base with the tendon in good physical condition to avoid unwanted breakages
  • Carry spares in mast bases, harness lines, footstraps and fins to make sure you never miss a race

For foil slalom, any foil setup will work fine to get into this new and exciting side of slalom racing.

Course for North wind direction

Course for South wind direction