Windsurfing hit by strong gusts

Bridlington Windsurfing championships 2015 - North Bay Bridlington
Bridlington Windsurfing championships 2015 - North Bay Bridlington

You regularly hear of rain stopped play, or snow affecting sporting fixtures - but last weekend it was a different kind of weather which affected

Bridlington hosted the second round of the windsurfing’s National Championships, but Saturday’s planned races had to be called off - because the wind was too strong.

Unseasonably strong gusts on the coast meant that the action had to be delayed until Sunday.

In the Raceboard Fleet section, Robert Kent came out on top after four races, finishing ahead of Mark Kay and Tom Naylor.

Andy Brown was the best of the 31 competitiors in the Techno Fleet, leading the way ahead of Isaac Lines and Toby Cave.

There were only two entrants in the RSX, after three races, Thomas Sambrook took the honours from Matt Carey.

Half a dozen racers took part in the Formula Fleet’s only race.

Top of the pile was Tim Gibson, with Dave Coles second and Chris Bond third.

The UKWA championships have been visiting Bridlington for more than 20 years.

Round three of the event will be held in Herne Bay in Kent next month.

The final three rounds will be held in Weymouth in July, Pwllheli in North Wales in August and Stokes Bay on the south coast at the start of October.