Sunrise Sunset 2011 Challenge: May 1st will be a crowded day

All British windsurfers have been challenged to make history. The "Windsurfing 4 Cancer Research" wants to gather 1000 wind riders at midday, in the ocean and lakes of the United Kingdom, on May 1st 2011.

W4CR wants to raise awareness and collect funds for cancer research, education and support. The event is also open to kiteboarders, SUPs, kayaks and other sailing craft, whether you're beginner or expert.

All participants are encouraged to get as much "sponsorship" as they can from family, friends and colleagues. From Alton Water to Windermere, everybody is invited to hit the waters of their local windsurf spots.

The Sunrise Sunset 2011 Challenge will be "More than just a day at the Beach", the official motto. To take part in the event enter on-line at

There are 23 pre-defined venues, if you want to share a good time with other riders and friends:

• Alton Water
• Boulmer Haven
• Carsington Water
• Castle Semple Loch
• Datchet
• Derwent Reservoir
• Edgbaston Watersports
• Grafham Water
• Halifax, Warley Moor Reservoir
• Hayling Island
• Hickling Broad
• Llandegfedd
• Minster, Isle of Sheppey
• Pitsford Water
• Poole
• Pugneys Country Park
• Rhosneigr
• Rutland Water
• Rye
• Siblyback
• Watergrove Reservoir
• Weymouth
• Windermere