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United States Windsurfer Class Association

The USWCA is part of the International Windsurfer Class Association and was created to help guide Windsurfer Class activities in the United States. The USWCA is a volunteer organization that seeks to make windsurfing more widely available to people of all experience levels for both recreational sailing and one design Class racing. Membership revenue helps support and promote Class activities such as racing, social events, learn to windsurf programs, and demo days. 

USWCA is a member of the International Windsurfer Class Association

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USWCA is a member of US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing

USWCA Membership

Memberships will be good for one calendar year. Revenue will support and promote class activities and cover administrative expenses.  Membership is required for competing in USWCA sanctioned events such as National Championships.

View membership list and registered sail numbers here:

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Standard USWCA Membership

$40 per year

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Family USWCA Membership

$60 per year

Covers up to four members in the same household

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Junior USWCA Membership

$20 per year

Age 25 and Under

Personal Sail Number Registration

Under International Class rules, each country/region manages its own sail numbering system. Sail numbers are required for class-sanctioned racing events such as National Championships.

The USWCA offers racers two options for sail numbering in the US: 

1. Personal Sail Number

For those who wish to use a specific personal number or "vanity" number, members may choose any one, two or three digit number not already taken for their exclusive competitive use. The registration and associated fee below will reserve your personal number for five years. 

Personal Sail Number

$50 for five years

2. LT Hull Number

Alternatively, you may choose to use your unique Windsurfer LT hull serial number as your sail number.  The number is located at the stern of the LT (see graphic below). This will mean your sail number will most likely have 4 digits. If you use this option, there is no fee and no need to register your sail number.

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For instructions on how to apply sail numbers to your sail, view a copy of the official Class Rules here


Meet the Committee

Administration of the USWCA is overseen by an executive committee elected by the membership and comprised of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Member at Large. 

Current Executive Committee:
President: Caroll-Ann Alie

Caroll-Ann’s windsurfing debut dates back to 1978. After graduating from the University of Ottawa, she skipped Medical School and pursued her passion for windsurfing and kinesiology. She joined the Canadian National Team in 1982, and in 1984 she won the Windsurfer Worlds in Perth, Australia - her proudest moment by far. She then won the 1985 Mistral Worlds in Spain (Canary Islands) and the 1988 IYRU Women’s World Championshipsin Brazil (Buzios).  After racing Pro (and One-Design), Caroll-Ann focused on her Master’s degree at the University of Michigan and then onto her Olympic dream. A three-time Olympian, she competed in the Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000) Olympics.  She was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1993. She now lives in The Gorge where she loves to kite, wing, snowboard, and sail her Windsurfer LT!

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Vice President: Mark Powell

Mark is a retired hurricane scientist who spent his youth sailing dinghies (Bluejays and Finns) on the Great South Bay of Long Island. He sailed for Florida State in college and moved to Miami after completing grad school at Penn State. He took up windsurfing after the 1980 Olympic boycott. He sailed in 6 Olympic trials in the Finn, Windglider, IMCO, and RS:X classes and competed in the 1985, 1986, and 2022 Windsurfer World Championships. Mark hails from Shell Point Beach, about 30 miles due south of Tallahassee Florida, and sails on the Gulf of Mexico as a member of the Shell Point Sailboard Club and the Apalachee Bay Yacht Club.

Treasurer: Brett G. Davis

Brett grew up sailing in San Diego and began Windsurfing in 1980.  He competed in the first two US Youth Championships to include Windsurfing.  He moved into dinghy racing, both driving and crewing, becoming a National Champion in several major classes. Other National titles include the Hinman Team Racing US Championship, Collegiate Team Racing Nationals and Fowle Trophy for overall Collegiate Champion.  Brett attended Tufts University where was inducted into the Tufts Sailing Hall of Fame.  He won the Team Racing World Championship in 1998.  He now exclusively windsurfs, wing foils and wind foils on his home waters around Annapolis, MD.  An avid fan of the Windsurfer LT, Brett was a top finisher in the LT division at the 2021 Annapolis Windsurfing Festival and the 2022 OBX Wind. Brett considers his 2nd place overall finish in the all-up OBX-Wind long-distance race to be his greatest sailing achievement.

Secretary: Lianne Dunbar

Lianne first started windsurfing in 1980 with the original Windsurfer. She sailed for St. Mary’s College of Maryland, competing in both inter-collegiate boardsailing and dinghy events. She went on to race in numerous windsurfing regattas and championships along the east coast in the 1980’s and was a certified windsurfing instructor. She also crewed regularly in the Snipe Class, winning the US Nationals in 1990 and Bermuda International Race Week in 1992. With the introduction of the Windsurfer LT, she returned to racing, competing in the Annapolis Windsurfing Festival, the 2021 US Longboard Nationals, and in the 2021 and 2022 OBX Wind events. Lianne lives in Annapolis, MD and enjoys windsurfing with family and friends on the Chesapeake Bay, and on Lakes Bay in New Jersey.

Member at Large: Owain Chilton

Owain grew-up in the land-locked county of West Yorkshire in England. He spent 6 weeks of every summer camping in South Wales, where he learned to surf and saw his first windsurfer fly by him in the line-up. At that moment he decided that windsurfing was something he was going to learn. In 1981 he began and was hooked from day one. By 1991 he had graduated from the university of Cardiff and was working in London. He jumped at the chance to move jobs to San Francisco and was able to sail in the varied and challenging conditions of San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento Delta, and the Pacific Ocean. In 2007 while teaching his son to windsurf, he met the Foster City Fleet 18 crowd and began his one-design racing career. In 2020 he won the Windsurfer Class in the Capitol Cup in Sacramento having got second place the year before. In 2022 he sailed in the Windsurfer LT World Championships in Italy. Owain continues to windsurf, wingfoil, windfoil in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Call to Action!

Join us in continuing to build the windsurfer community. As the class grows, volunteers for sub-committees will be needed to provide technical expertise, assistance in event planning, maintenance of a national calendar, and outreach to local fleets.

We are all volunteers who are excited about the future of the class, and want to provide a welcoming place for new people to enter the sport of windsurfing. Contact us today, we'd love to hear from you!

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