Hayling Island Windsurf Race: traffic jam guaranteed | Photo: Hayling Today

The HISC Round Hayling Island Windsurf Race 2012 will be sailed on the 6th April and £5 from each entry will be donated to Windsurfing 4 Cancer Research.


This is also the stage for the first event of the British Slalom Association tour. First-time competitors are encouraged to register, so Tushingham and Starboard will have a full fleet of iSonics and Futuras, plus a handful of race rigs to demo and race on.

If the wind isn't good enough to set sail, there will be a good selection of Starboard SUP boards on hand to demo and perhaps run some knock-out sprint racing. There may even be a wave on the sand bar to play on.

If that's not enough, the Starboard Gemini Tandem always provides great fun for both the riders and spectators, especially during transitions, which can be hilarious if the riders aren't synchronised.

Windsurfing 4 Cancer Research is a charity formed by windsurfers to raise cancer awareness and so promote early diagnosis and healthy lifestyles, to reduce the incidence of the disease.