05 Oct 2015

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Tom Seager Kite-surfing Armada


Windlesham’s kitesurfing champion, Tom Seager, is gearing up for some breezy weather as he and his team try and get a world record back into Britain again after it was won by the Spanish last year!

The annual Virgin Kitesurfing Armada festival at Hayling Island brings together a mass of kitesurfers wishing to ride the 15 mile course from Hayling Island to Pagham, whilst also attempting to break the Guinness World Records title for the ‘Largest Parade of Kitesurfers’ – currently held by the Spanish Kitesurfing Armada. The festival, held over an action-packed weekend of kitesurfing, music, entertainment and fundraising, is wind dependent and will hopefully take place on the weekend of October 17th/18th.

Tom’s been training hard in the windy conditions of late and has been checking the long-range forecasts. With a glint in his eye Tom mused: “I’m hoping for one great weekend of 18-25 knot wind, so everyone can complete the full course in style - and of course, bring the World Record back to the UK!”

To make it even more of a challenge this year, Tom will be using his strapless surfboard (as pictured above) and is also doing it as part of a youth team, with two 12 year-olds and a 15 year-old.

The event will raise money for the Armada Trust, which donates to a range of fantastic youth and rescue charities and so far has raised over £120,000 which has gone to the RNLI, Virgin Unite, rescue charity Serve On and youth charity Snow-Camp. For more information go to Kitesurfing Armada

Tom, who is in his final year at Windlesham has his own fundraising page and hopes that his efforts will inspire others to donate and to help him his reach his £100 target.

Chris Fletcher

Link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showfundraiserprofilepage.action?userurl=tomseager