Windsurfing from Bournemouth to Brighton, May 2007
To prepare for the Channel Crossing, I’m organising a Taking The World By Storm event windsurfing from Bournemouth Pier to Brighton Pier, on the first south / south westerly wind between May 7 and 25
Anyone and everyone is invited to join me for this awesome challenge for as much or as little distance as you like.
I will be stopping at all of the following locations (TBC) where I would like to gather windsurfers to join me sailing to any of the next destinations-
Bournemouth (Durley Chine)
Christchurch (Avon Beach)
Lymington (Tanners Lane)
Calshot (Solent Sailboards)
Gosport (Stokes Bay)
Hayling Island (Inn on the Beach)
Pagham Beach (car park)
Worthing (Worthing Sailing Club)
Shoreham By Sea (Widewater car park)
Brighton Seafront (finish line TBC)
Use Google Earth on tilt for an amazing view of this mammoth master blaster!
Join me for a leg or two, or all ten, with your cell phones in a waterproof case and a friend driving your van between the venues, and collecting you from whatever beach you phone from should you get washed ashore with fatigue or kit failure. Simple. You could even share the driving with another windsurfer, driving half the distance and windsurfing the other half in relay. And if you have a friend with a fast boat, bring your own personal on water escort!
My dream would be to gather more and more windsurfers from each venue, so by the time we arrive in Brighton, we have literally hundreds and hundreds of freeriders blasting across the ocean!
Despite the simple format, I still need volunteers, especially the following-
Event director- someone who can put my dreams into action
On the ground support at each venue- including organisers and photographers
Anyone with extra space in their vans to return other windsurfers
Web designer / support
I will only be stopping for 5- 30 mins depending on each location / or change of kit, so sailors need to be rigged and ready to go, and the local organiser will keep them posted of my (and the fleets) whereabouts and time of arrival.
I will have a support boat giving regular reports from a phone throughout the journey, and you’ll also be able to track our position online.
Please come and join me for at least one of the legs, whoever you are and where ever you live, and if you’re planning on windsurfing across the Channel later in the year with me, I need you to show me what you can do at this daring event in May.
There’s already enormous interest in Taking The World By Storm, but please spread the word.
Anyone interested in participating in the Bournemouth to Brighton event, please go and buy yourself a waterproof pouch for your phone and prepare a driver for your van. Please do not email me yet- I am off to Margarita so wont be able to respond for a few weeks- just watch this space, I’ll keep you posted.
Anyone even remotely useful for any of the volunteer or organisation roles for either of the Taking The World By Storm events, please email me asap firstname.lastname@example.org, and thank you for your support, my apologies if it takes me some time to respond.
Sponsorship- anyone who would like to sponsor either of these events and become associated with the excitement and extensive media coverage, please email me email@example.com