14, blows away the competition at Land Yachting Championships
A teenager from Burnham-On-Sea beat adult competitors from
across the country to take second place at the British
Land Yachting Championships held in Brean this weekend.
George, 14, only took up the sport a year ago but performed incredibly
well to finish the two-day beach event in second place behind
British Champion Rhys Davies.
was understandably very pleased with his performance and everyone
at the Brean Land Yacht Club is really chuffed for him,"
club secretary Angela Hale told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "Craig
did really well and this is by far his best ever result to date."
cold winds failed to discourage more than 30 land yachting enthusiasts
from across the UK gathering on Brean beach for the British Land
Yachting Championships, which were held on Saturday and Sunday.
British champion Rhys Davies, pictured right, won the standart
races. Craig was second and third was Brean's Martin Hale.
did really well and put me under a lot of pressure - he is a very
good racer," Rhys told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "It's been
a great weekend."
class 3, the top three were Steve Borrill, Jake Cookson and Tim
Spears. And class 5 was won by Dave Green with the runners-up
being Mark Fidley and Rob Collins. There was a rare dead heat
in the mini competition, with Chris Wright and Ian Dibdon sharing
the spoils while third was Martin Leach.
two-day event was overseen by Brean Land Yacht Club which welcomes
newcomers to the sport. A further regatta at Brean will be held