PICK OF THE DAY THIS WEEKEND/Windsurfing North Sea Cup Hythe

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The Independent Online
The third and penultimate leg of the North Sea Cup and the third round of the United Kingdom Boardsailing Association's National Series at Hythe, Kent, this weekend comprise the largest and most competitive windsurfing regatta in Britain this season, with a fleet of more than 200 sailors. The North Sea Cup, contested by Britain, France, the Netherlands and Belgium, will have an overseas contingent of 70-plus Aloha and Raceboard sailors making their way across the Channel. Among the British entry will be Mark Kay, the Manchester windsurfer who was last year's winner of the Cup series. Racing starts at noon tomorrow allowing the Continental competitors time to reach Hythe and the massed start of the main fleet will be quite a spectacle from the seafront when competition gets under way amid the blaze of multi-coloured sails.

Where to watch: Hythe and Saltwood Sailing Club, Hythe, Kent (Tel: 01303 265178). Five races are scheduled for each class over the weekend, starting at noon tomorrow and 10am on Sunday. Prizegiving is at 4pm on Sunday.

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