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Fresh waters for SUP at Windfest Re-Tuned PDF Print E-mail
By: Lisa Illingworth   
Friday, 06 July 2012

The tranquil waters of an 18th century English estate in Lymington, Hampshire are the new home for SUP at Windfest Re-Tuned on 14-16 September 2012.


Untouched and natural, the extensive private lake of Pylewell Park on the edge of the New Forest, as well as the open waters of the Solent, provides the perfect environment for both novice and advanced paddleboarders.


After 13 years in Dorset, Windfest has evolved to a full three-day festival offering camping, yurts and bell tents while maintaining its unique sports USP. This year incorporates approximately 14 land and watersports for professional showcases and have-a-go sessions for all age groups.


he expansive grounds are allowing new sports to feature at Windfest for the first time, including Yoga classes on land and SUP Yoga on the water. Few sports challenge your core strength and focus like this one!

Gary Willingham, organiser and founder of Windfest, said: “We are pleased to be working with BSUPA once again to provide our festival goers with a unique experience not found at any festival in the UK. Open New Forest fields, ancient oak trees with access to the open sea will enable a weekend of paddleboarding, kite flying, kayaking, mountain bike trails, slacklining, skateboarding and much more.

“We want the festival to be an active, healthy, family-friendly and sports-driven escape to the countryside - with good music, food, comedy, silent discos and loads of other entertainment in a safe and relaxed environment.”

Tickets are available from with special offers for group bookings. Camper vans are also accepted.

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Windfest Re- Tuned
September 10, 2012


Statement – Monday 3rd September 2012

Wind taken out of sails for Windfest Re-Tuned

With just two weeks to go, Windfest Re-Tuned at Pylewell Park, Lymington has been informed by New Forest District Council they will not give permission for the event to be staged.

After months of stakeholder engagement and strong support from other key departments including licensing, highways and Hampshire police, the council’s estate and property management division has forced organisers to pull the plug so close to the event date.

Despite positive dialogue and support from all key bodies including Natural England and local residents, the organisers are devastated that at the eleventh hour, following strong ticket sales and with full event infrastructure in place, the event has to be cancelled.

Windfest organisers, Gary, Mick and Phil wish to extend their apologies and extreme disappointment to ticket holders, supporters and contributors. All ticket holders have been informed and will be refunded in full.

The organisers say: "Months of finance, time and energy have been invested to develop a very exciting and family friendly event; we apologise profusely that this decision, which is out of our control, will let people down. However, we will be back with news as soon as we have licked our wounds and gathered our thoughts as to how we can ensure this unique concept of festival can continue in future years."

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