How to get there: Fylde International Sand Yacht Club, Clifton Drive, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire (Tel: 0253 722584). Racing starts at 10am tomorrow and Sunday.Reuse content
The large and flat beach at St Annes is one of the premium sand yachting venues in the country. Recent rain has compacted the sand and strong winds have smoothed out the ripples, making for fast speeds downwind. The three-wheeled yachts, which have no brakes and achieve speeds of 80mph, should suffer less damage in these conditions. As the Fylde Club is also hosting the European Championships in October a strong contingent from the Continent will make the trip this weekend to try out the beach.