Tushingham & Starboard
Having learnt to windsurf at Siblyback Lake in Cornwall aged 10, Louis sailed every Saturday in the summer and after a couple of years entered his first Team 15 competitions, eventually selected for the Techno National squad. After sailing RS-X for a couple of years and finishing 6th at the Nationals, he decided that the life of a professional athlete was not for him. Rather than pursuing RS-X further, Louis switched to the Raceboard class.
In 2013, Louis finished 3rd at the World Championships, was National Champion in 2014 and 2015 and finished 4th at the Worlds in 2015. He started wavesailing in 2011 and was crowned Student Wave Champion in 2014. He's already pushing his skills further in this discipline and competing on the BWA tour.Louis works as a racing coach and has great experience of coaching from working as an instructor in Cornwall. He thrives on bringing new people into the sport and as a result became president of the University of Bristol Windsurf club. He frequently volunteers as an instructor and delivers clinics at Student Windsurfing Association events. Currently Louis is living in Cardiff studying for a PhD in Chemistry.
He uses the Starboard Phantom 377 and Tushingham XR-Race 9.5 for racing and the Starboard Kode 77 and Tushingham Rocks for wavesailing. His dream goals are:
1. To become Raceboard World Champion
2. To live a life where he can regularly enjoy windsurfing, and experience amazing wavesailing conditions.
31 May 2016
On 28-29th May it was the first event of the UKWA Inland series at Rutland Water.READ MORE
16 May 2016
Possibly my favourite place to coach.READ MORE
10 May 2016
Bank holiday weekend was the first UKWA race board event of the year at Christchurch and was happy to start the season with a win!READ MORE