weather halts British Land Yachting Championships in Brean
of the UK's leading sand yachting enthusiasts were in action on
Brean beach on Saturday, competing in the British Land Yachting
Championships, but Sunday's racing was halted by wet weather.
30 pilots from across the country took part in Saturday's third
round of the British Land Yachting Championships, in glorious
Sunday morning's early heavy rain left pools of surface water
on the beach, raising the risk that the yachts would aquaplane
so racing was cancelled.
Martyn Hayle from Brean Land Yacht Club told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Saturday's 13 races went ahead in ideal conditions. It was
as good as Brean gets with strong winds, sun, and a smooth beach."
it was a completely different story this morning, with heavy rain
leaving dangerous conditions and unfortunately racing had to be
classes were won by Tim Spears, Ed Inglish, Rhys Davies and Graham
event also saw the first mini land yachting races take place and
also featured the trial of a new Seagull Silence yacht to encourage
youngsters into the sport.
next event will be held at Brean in March 2013, although Brean
Land Yacht Club holds training sessions during the year and newcomers
Brean Land Yachting Club members Ron Prewin and Neil Penhall during
this weekend's action