Articles

Windsurfing UK (WSUK)

Simon is a regular technique contributor to Windsurfing UK magazine and publishes at least one 6-8 page article in every issue. The articles are aimed to provide specific guidance on the fundamentals of windsurfing and and written in a varied and entertaining way featuring great photography from the likes of Alex Irwin (Sportography), Andy Stallman, Miles Taylor (Protography), Mikael Linder (Into Fire and Water), John Humphries and Simon himself. A number of articles feature original artwork from Pete Galvin. Click here to learn more and to subscribe to WSUK.

To date the subjects covered are:

  • A Basic Look at How Windsurfing Works
  • Planing Made Simple
  • Non-planing Steering
  • Planing Steering
  • These Girls Can! Emerging Female Role Models in Windsurfing
  • The Basics of Coastal Windsurfing Part 1
  • The Basics of Coastal Windsurfing Part 2
  • Windsurfing Equipment & Essentials: Taking the Right Stuff
  • Rigging and Tuning Fundamentals Part 1: Rigging, Downhaul, Outhaul, Boom Height, Mastfoot Position
  • Rigging and Tuning Fundamentals Part 2: Footstraps
  • Mixing It Up: The Cookie Interview
  • Rigging and Tuning Fundamentals Part 3: Fins

Future articles will cover:

  • Rigging and Tuning Fundamentals Part 4: Harnesses and Harness Lines
  • POV photography: Taking the Perfect Windsurfing Selfie
  • Masts

Click here to subscribe to WSUK to get the latest articles delivered to your doormat or inbox.

RYA Wavelength

Simon has written many articles for RYA Wavelength magazine which aim to guide and inspire RYA Dinghy Instructors towards delivering tuition with improved proficiency. Click on the articles to learn more about teaching, amongst other things, picking up a mooring, coming alongside, MOB, sailing backwards, balance, stopping, reefing afloat, follow the leader and sailing backwards.

 

Stand Up  Paddle Mag UK (SUPM)

Occasionally Simon jumps on a SUP and heads off for a cheeky adventure and publishes the story in SUPM (WSUK's sister magazine). The articles below are free to download and include the first ever paddle from Spanish Point to North Rock in Bermuda and a Croatian adventure in the Paklencia National Park. Click here to subscribe to SUPM.