Some say he still supports Portsmouth Football club even though they have not won for the past seven years and that there is an airport in Morocco named after him. Some say that he once stood between a raging Pompey fan about to throttle John Carter after celebrating a Chelsea goal in the heart of the Fratton End and pretended to have no association with his long term friend. Some have even said he demands a front cover from our editorial crew every month without fail and he eats wasps for breakfast. Jamie or ‘Mini George’ is one of the unsung heroes of UK windsurfing. Twice British Champion, Winner of Tiree and member of the infamous Motley Crew, Jamie loves to spend time in the UK exploring and discovering new places. He is not bad behind the lens and on the edit desk either. A man of many hidden talents, shame he supports Pompey really!
It is not often we blow our own trumpet here at Windsurf; but we have been around for three decades and 334 issues so I think it is fair to say that we have done our bit to help promote our sport, our characters and show off the fantastic locations around our country. Rumour has it that Windsurf’s spell checker was a redesigned version of an Enigma Code breaker that developed a glitch when Dave White tampered with it on one of his early visits to the office in the late eighties. We can thank Graeme Fuller for the first ever issue of Windsurf back in 1980, but it wasn’t long before Mark Kasprowiz took over the reins with Peter Hart joining the team at the same time. Harty’s first article was on ‘post sailing moustache grooming tips’ although rumour has it he is about to shock the windsurf world with his 278th technique piece about how to get in the footstraps!