Comets shoot into early lead

CARSINGTON Comets have soared into the lead of the Midlands Team15 2011 Inter-Club Championship, held at Bartley Sailing Club.

In very strong winds, five windsurfing teams from across the Midlands, including reigning champions Carsington Comets, zoomed across the water in four different classes (3.5m, 4.5m, 5.8m and Techno 6.8) with the aim of getting the best head start possible in the competition.

Due to blustery conditions the less experienced 3.5m class stayed close to the shore for racing around a simple and fun course from the bank.

Carsington Comet Harry Millward clinched first place in the 3.5m fleet with teammate Sophie Lazenby stealing the show in the 4.5m fleet, winning all four of her races.

With new teams planning to take part and three further events to come, there are still plenty of opportunities for the situation to change.

The next event will be hosted at Draycote Water Sailing Club on June 18.