The National Watersports Festival – At last, a beer named after your daggerboard
NWF ONLINE ENTRY IS NOW OPEN! Wahoo!
So book your tickets NOW!
You have the option to purchase ‘Full Festival Experience’ Tickets or ‘Day Tickets’, which allow you to take part in all the NWF disciplines!
Of course, you can still purchase entry specifically for Windsurfing or SUP, but this new option is included for 2018 because we have so many multi-disciplinary festival-goers who wish to take part in more than one sport.
GET HOODIED UP AT A DISCOUNT – BEFORE THEY’RE ALL GONE!
Premium quality NWF 2018 Hoodies are available to order at a discounted rate with your online entry.
Hoodies WILL NOT be available at the Festival. All orders must be placed online before Friday 18th May 2018. So don’t miss out!
LAST CHANCE FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE NWF AWARDS!
Nominations for the NWF Awards close on Wednesday 28th February 2018.
Do you know anyone who deserves recognition for their outstanding contribution to our beloved sports of Windsurfing and SUP?
We are looking for nominations in the following categories;
- Windsurf & SUP Coach of the Year
- Young Windsurfer & SUPer of the Year
- Most Inspiring Windsurfer & SUPer of the Year
- Windsurfer & SUP Club of the Year
To place your nominations, please click here and complete our short survey https://surveyhero.com/c/acc7af62
AND THE FANCY DRESS THEME FOR SATURDAY’S PARTY IS…
“Come As You Are!” Not without fancy dress but, well, you remember the ‘90s… ‘Friends’ was still on air; Grunge was on the radio; waistcoats, overalls, neon colours and ladies – all topped off with butterfly clips in your hair! So get layered up, don your checked shirt, ripped jeans and see if there’s still Something in the Way…!
MUSIC LINE UP FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY’S PARTIES ANNOUNCED!
There will be more than Pennyroyal Tea on offer at the NWF parties! NWF sponsor, The Grainstore Brewery, is supplying the bar with its prize-winning local ales and ciders.
The music line up has also been announced for the Friday and Satuday night VIP parties…
Friday Night Party – The Top Banana Band
“Musically brilliant and with a great sense of fun!”
This fabulous 9-piece soul, funk and blues band, with two vocalists and a horn section GUARANTEE get you up and dancing! Expect high-energy soul, rhythm, blues, funk and party tunes – and they are always happy to play requests!
“They even managed to get my Dad on the dance floor – and that never happens…”
Saturday Night Party – Dirty Rumour
Dirty Rumour is a 4 piece pop, rock and covers band made up of local friends and seasoned musicians.
No namby-pamby female-fronted covers band; this rocking band delivers a diverse range of songs from the ‘60s to the present day, with groove and funky rhythms. Add in powerful vocals to the mix and you’ve got a great blend that helps give them their full punchy sound – perfect for Saturday’s 1990s-themed fancy dress extravaganza!
DISCOUNT CODE FOR NWF BEER ‘DAGGERBOARD’ – ORDER YOURS NOW!
NWF sponsor, The Grainstore Brewery is brewing not one, but TWO special beers for the event! They are “Rocker Ale” @ 3.8abv and “Daggerboard” @ 4.0abv. Both will be available at the Festival, although Daggerboard is available to pre-order in bottles NOW.
Visit the Grainstore’s webshop page, https://www.grainstorebrewery.com/shop-window/ ‘Daggerboard’ is available in Gift Packs of 2 with a glass, or cases of 8; both for collection over the weekend. To claim your special offer deal on “Daggerboard”, please use Discount Code WhatSUP? at the checkout.
FREE WATERSPORTS TASTER SESSIONS
The free watersports taster sessions in Dinghy, Kayak, SUP and Windsurfing will be co-ordinated by The RYA (Royal Yachting Association.)
Sessions can be booked only at the Festival, however you can register your interest from the link on the NWF website. The RYA will then contact you to confirm timings and, depending on the session, suitable clothing and anything that you might need to bring.
The Master Blaster races, open to everyone, are back for 2018. If you can sail out to a buoy and back, you are in the running to win a prize as an individual, as a team and/or in fancy dress! Read our latest blog to see how a first-time racer won a prize in her first ever race!
Free technique clinics will be on offer from top coaches, Gurus Simon Bornhoft, Jim Collis, Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon, Peter Hart and Sam Ross.
Something for everyone, from beginner to expert!
If you have never paddled before, but long to try it, free taster sessions and demo equipment will get you on the water. GB SUP is running National Series sprint and distance races which are open to all, from beginners to serious paddlers. Those looking to improve their skills can join in the free coaching sessions, both on land and on the water. There are also fun events such as the SUP Polo on Friday evening which are not to be missed.
See you there!
There are a number of different camping zones, which have varying tariffs. Make sure that you book early to secure your lakeside spot!
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
Book those tickets NOW! Reserve that prime camping pitch! And don’t miss out on the discount for your Limited Edition NWF 2018 Hoody – which WILL NOT be available to buy at the Festival!
The National Watersports Festival 2018 will take place at Rutland Water, Sykes Lane, Empingham, Oakham, LE15 8PX on 8-12th June 2018.