Team15 Champions Cup: the future of British windsurfing

The future of British windsurfing is preparing for the national final of the 2012 RYA Team15 Champions Cup, at Northampton Sailing Club, Pitsford.


Up to 100 Under-16 windsurfers will sail highly competitive heats for the prestigious title of T15 National Champions 2012.

The windsurfing teams have earned their places after winning a series of highly competitive heats in the T15 Inter-Club Championship that took place throughout the UK this summer.

Amongst the teams desperate to win the title are South West Zone qualifiers the Roseland Waveriders who after remaining neck and neck with the Siblyback Water Warriors all season, managed to triumph in the very last event to claim a place in the final.

North West Zone’s West Kirby Warriors will be defending their 2011 title, after winning all four of their events in the 2012 Inter-Club Championship.

"The Warriors are really excited to be heading back to the Champions Cup! They have worked really hard and have had an awesome season. They will definitely be aiming to hold onto their Championship title", says Oliver Bradley-Baker, assistant instructor.

Joining the Warriors and Waveriders out on the race courses will be Hythe Hotshots, Pitsford Pirates, Axbridge Animals, Pugney’s Pirates, Mumbles Mutineers, Lakeside Loafers and Loch Insh Monsters.

The competitors, all under 16 year olds, will compete in four different windsurfing classes, (3.5m, 4.5m, 5.8m, Techno 6.8) pitting their skills against each other, trying to post the best results possible for their team.