Axbridge Animals too hot to handle

PUBLISHED: 08:00 04 July 2019

Axbridge Animals with their medals outside the Cheddar Warter Sports Centre

Axbridge Animals with their medals outside the Cheddar Warter Sports Centre

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A group of 24 young windsurfers, between the ages of 10 and 15, came out on top at the Cheddar Water Sports Centre last weekend.

Some of the Axbridge Animals in the Cheddar reservoirSome of the Axbridge Animals in the Cheddar reservoir

Axbridge Animals, who train every Thursday from April to October, took on Weymouth Warriors and the Academy Allstars from Poole in a round of five races in hot but windy conditions and would finish in first place.

Guy Owen picked up first place in the 6.8 feet and said: "Windsurfing on Cheddar reservoir is just about the best thing I could be doing on such a hot day, it's so much fun."

There were second place awards for Ben Stoyles, Willow Pratt and Lena Simon in 5.8 feet, 4.5 feet and 3.5 feet respectively, while Tristian and Sophie Hollyfield were for 4.5 and 3.5 feet.

A long summer awaits for the Animals as they take part in four regional events and aim to qualify for the National Championships at Grafham Water in September.

The Axbridge Animals racing on the Cheddar reservoir against Weymouth Warriors and Academy Allstars from PooleThe Axbridge Animals racing on the Cheddar reservoir against Weymouth Warriors and Academy Allstars from Poole

See bcyc.org.uk or their Facebook page Cheddar Sailing @ Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club for details.

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