Rich at Dave Nobles in Loughborough has been in touch to let us know about their Windsurfing4CancerResearch extravaganza next month: This year I have got involved with Gordon Roach from Nottingham Trent Windsurfing Club www.trentwindsurfing.co.uk to help run the W4CR event at Rutland Water, we put our heads together back in December and came up with a plan for a fun filled day on the water with the aim of raising as much money for the charity as possible, we wanted to do something a little different to the sunrise to sunset sailing as we can only hit the water from 9am till 6pm, so we came up with running fun races throughout the day.
First off we decided on doing Master Blaster Races which is great fun and anyone can get involved, as all you need to do is sail out round a mark and back to the beach, we then came up with a Tandem Race, problem was we only had one tandem Which Belongs to Trent Windsurfing Club, within two phonecalls we had 3 Starboard Gemini tandem boards thanks to Rutland Water Sports and Nott’s County Sailing Club www.ncsc.org.uk
Last of all we came up with setting up a GPS speed ladder for the day as we have a lot of windsurfers that just love going fast.
Once this little plan had come together we realised we hadn’t figured out how we were going to make money out of this, so we will be charging £2 a head per race which all proceeds will be passed straight on to the charity, and £5 for the hire of a GPS for 30mins, if you have your own GPS there will be an entry fee of £2 to get onto the ladder.
Since then I have been contacting suppliers to donate a little something for us to give out as prizes, so thanks goes to Naish Windsurfing for the two waist harnesses, O’Shea Surf for the two hoodies and two Tees, and Pat Love for two Mast Bags, we also have small prize donations form Dave Nobles Windsurfing www.nobleboards.co.uk and Rutland Water Sports.
Last of all I was chatting to a customer in the shop and he mentioned that he was good friends with the Mighty Ant Baker from Baker Windsurf Academy www.baker-academy.com with in a week I had a call saying there was a chance that Ant would be coming up to the event, with this I jumped up and got emailing, we now have 2 clinics being run by Ant Baker one at 10am and one at 1pm, hoping to get donations trough the day,
Windsurfing 4 Cancer Research…..More than just a day at the beach