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Isle of Wight windsurfing challenge completed by five

Mon 20 Sep 2010

Isle of Wight windsurfing challenge completed by five

Just five windsurfers managed to complete a challenge to travel around the Isle of Wight last week.

Major Gareth Baker of the Army Windsurfing Secretary stated that the Forces Windsurfing Challenge was the "most demanding physical and mental challenge" he had ever competed in.

Speaking to VentnorBlog, he explained that the 110-mile trip was finished by just five of the 20 entrants, with the RAF team of Simon Kent, Ginge Ashmore, Mark Richards and Stu Tillbury first to the finish line.

"Months of planning and organisation had not fully prepared me for the extreme highs and lows that windsurfing around the Isle of Wight would bring," he added.

Major Baker also thanked all of those who had worked so hard to bring the Forces Windsurfing Challenge to the Isle of Wight.

The island is one of the UK's best spots for windsurfing, with Ventnor, Brighstone, Brook, Yaverland and Bembridge all offering different challenges to the windsurfers who visit on Isle of Wight holidays.

Posted by Carla Winter ADNFCR-3083-ID-800071829-ADNFCR

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