Louis Morris

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.

Louis Morris

16 May 2016

Coaching Wales

Possibly my favourite place to coach.

The last weekend of the S&W Wales windsurf squad program.

lmorrisCrazy progression since November and a lot of smiling windsurfers in the sunshine. Well done and thank you to Ali Yates-coaching for pretty much creating a welsh youth windsurf scene out of nothing!

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10 May 2016

1st Event 2016 UKWA Raceboard

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!

Saturday was really crazy, with insanely shifty 3-13 knots. The kind of conditions where you have to think a lot (tactically) and pump a lot! I managed to do both, and the XR-Race proto worked pretty well in these conditions, so I won all 3 races.
Sunday was near perfect. SW’ly 10 knots building to about 16 by the end of the day. Clean wind, bit of tide, bit bumpy, with emphasis on choosing the right side of the course and just going fast! Racing was really close at times, and I took two more race wins, a DNF (mastrack malfunction), and a 2nd.

I used my Starboard Phantom 377, with Tushingham XR-Race 9.5 (light wind prototype), and 50cm Black Project fin, in every race.

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The previous weekend, I took part in the SWA/BUCS student nationals.
It was a very fun weekend. I took my Phantom with the idea that I couldn’t possibly loose the racing on it! However, it didn’t come down to board speed in the end. With about 30 people on one very short figure of 8 slalom course, it was absolute carnage. After avoiding a few crashes, messing up a few gybes, pumping a lot, and getting disqualified from over-eager starts a couple of times, I’m happy to say that my board was unscathed. I’m not sure where I finished, but it wasn’t on the podium. 5th time lucky next year?

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Anyway, I raced in the team racing for Bristol and Cardiff. Bristol won and Cardiff second. I also got out on my 9.5 for a bit of race training, and it felt great to get comfortable on my race kit again after a bit of a break.

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The SWA now owns a fleet of Tushingham Concepts, purchased using a Sport England Grant, to allow all the students to get out on the water and have fun, as SWA events normally have over 100 attendees, most of which do not have their own gear, somewhere to keep their own kit, or a car to transport it.

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I love the SWA; it was so nice to see so many young windsurfers having a tonne of fun on and off the water!

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8 Mar 2016

LWA Icebreaker Series

On the 27th February, it was the final event of the LWA (London Windsurfing Association) icebreaker series.

Three races were completed in a cold and gusty 8-18 knots NE’ly wind. Louis Morris won all 3 races on the XR-Race 9.5 and Phantom 377, with Robert Kent using the same kit to take 2nd. The icebreakers are fun team-racing competitions, and it was Team Kent (Rob, Annette, Emily, Rebecca, all on the XR-Race) who were the winning team!

A nice bit of mid-winter racing, it’s only a few weeks until the next raceboard event: the Round Hayling Race!

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Team Tweets

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RT @JoWright592: Picked up all my new kit for the year on Saturday! Thankyou for the continued 8 years of support @TushinghamSails http://t…
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Jo Wright picking up her new kit at the weekend! http://t.co/9HTXLa5AX6
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All seasons in one day at Queen Mary Reservoir today. Big storms but still plenty of water time, round 2 tomorrow.
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The Neilson Holidays clinic are filling up fast, great to see so many returners but also some new faces.... http://t.co/QpY2MXhlr4
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