Guy Cribb: harbour fighter

Guy Cribb, the British windsurfing champion, is fighting against the construction of a proposed harbour marina, in Hamworthy Park, Poole, UK.

The 950 berth marina will affect the environment and finish all windsurfing and kitesurfing activities nearby. Cribb believes the project is "preposterous".

"It will totally stop all windsurfing and kitesurfing from Hamworthy Park and Poole Yacht Club, the very place that I honed my skills to ultimately represent the British Team in countless world and European championships, firstly as a racer then as the national coach", he told This is Dorset.

Guy Cribb is 14-time British national windsurfing champion and 5-time world champion. The waterman sailed dinghies in the harbour as a child and started competing from Poole Yacht Club in 1984. Cribb is now supporting an online petition to halt the harbour marina plans.

"An assertion that windsurfers would be able to sail in the ‘lagoon area’ created by the breakwater was clearly made by a non-windsurfer. I am currently the world’s leading windsurfing coach and multi-times UK champion. I am rather better placed to make any judgement on what is good for windsurfing in the area", says Cribb.

The online petition is available, here. Stop this £25 million offshore harbour.