Catch a glimpse of the UK’s best windsurfers

The UK Windsurfing Championships
The UK Windsurfing Championships

The country’s top windsurfers will be competing in Bridlington Bay this weekend in a series of action-packed races.

The resort has hosted the UK Windsurfing Championships for more than 20 years and hundreds of spectators are expected to line the North Promenade to watch.

Bob Ingram, UKWA chairman and events director, said: “Visiting Bridlington is always a highlight in the UKWA racing calendar.

“As well as offering our competitors brilliant windsurfing conditions on the water, the clean beaches and overnight parking supported by the council make this event a must.

“We especially look forward to all of the spectators who flock to the event site and show their support year after year.

“In addition to the windsurfing, Bridlington offers great food, bars and shopping for competitors and their families.

“This is an event not to be missed, exciting, spectacular and absolutely free for spectators.”

Racing will take place for four individual fleets. Sailors aged between 12 and 17 will race on the techno board and sailors aged 17 and over will race on the RS:X board, this being the Olympic class that Nick Dempsey sailed to a silver medal on in 2012.