The Student Windsurfing Association
Chase the brass monkey

On the 16th and 17th February, 2002, as the permafrost was slowly melting, Birmingham held their second inter-university event, "Chase the brass monkey"!

Saturday saw little wind, but the bouncy castle and IMCO racing (on land) was enough to keep the frostbite away!! This event is all about getting the student windsurfers back together, partying, after the winter break. So land based activities are in abundance!

Sunday saw the first use of the new BIC Techno/Lodey fleet. Well done to Cardiff for winning overall, and a big thanks to Birmingham for organising the event.

  • Location - Chase Water Reservoir 30 minutes from Birmingham
  • Weather - Light winds, but plenty of bouncy castle action to keep everyone amused
  • Party - Funky, Fluffy, Fury, Fantastic!
  • Attendance - 60+



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  • Results


    IMCO Racing (on Land!) - Rules : Teams of 8 - One person has to be on IMCO long board (no sail), the rest of team race around the figure of 8 course carrying board and sailor! First team wins

    • Race 1 - Cardiff Win
    • Race 2 - Southampton Win
    • Race 3 - Cambridge/Southampton Draw!

    IMCO Freestyle (also on land!) - Rules : Teams of 8 - One (or two!) people on IMCO long board (no sail). Teams marked out of 10 for best freestyle moves!

    • Cardiff Win - only one heat - too dangerous for 2nd round!

    Bouncy dramatics - Rules : Best re-enactment of any scene, from any film, whilst bouncing continuously on the bouncy castle!

    • Birmingham Win with end scene from Italian Job! Michael Caine "Don't bounce"!!


    Techno/Lodey Racing - Rules - Students dress in rubber suits, attempt to get board and sail around an arbitrary course (aka "Windsurfing"!). First sailor wins

    • Cardiff Win


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