Watergate Bay: plenty of room for kiteboarding

Denzil Williams has conquered the first round of the UK National Kiteboarding Course Racing Championships, in Watergate Bay.

Although wind was light, the new course boards do not require a lot of breeze to get going. On Saturday, three races were held and it was a very close battle.

Positions changed widely in the top 10, except for 2008 and 2009 British champion and local Cornish chap, Denzil Williams, who took all races.

Each race consists of a two-lap upwind/downwind course, which took 15 minutes to complete. After lunch, three-time world champion Steph Bridge, on a 13 metre kite, took all three races, with son Ollie Bridge close behind.

Other great performances were Callum Edge, Gareth Morgan, Steve Stubbs and Ben Todd who all raced very close to each other. In the end, Ollie Bridge was awarded the "King of Watersports" prize for best newcomer.

Final standings:

1. Denzil Williams
2. Ollie Bridge
3. Steph Bridge