Sports Listings: THIS WEEKEND / Windsurfing: National Club Championships - Rutland Water

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The Independent Online
An entry of 300 sailors makes the National Clubs Championship at Rutland Water, Leicestershire, the biggest windsurfing event held in Britain this year. Brogborough Boardsailing Club, from Bedfordshire, have won the title since the event began three years ago, but this year 39 clubs are chasing them. Indeed, several clubs, including Queen Mary, Grafham Water and Chase Water, are entering up to three teams to improve their chances of upsetting Brogborough. Rutland Water, one of the largest reservoirs in Britain, offers safe windsurfing, but experience will be a factor in the inconsistent winds encountered inland. The entire fleet of 300 starts together from the same line.

How to get there: Whitwell, Rutland Water, Leicestershire, is signposted off A606 Stamford to Oakham road from A1. Seven races are scheduled over the weekend, starting at 11.30am tomorrow, continuing until 5pm. On Sunday, competition is from 10am to 3pm.

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