Obviously you have been warned that you shouldn\’t probably do this. And obviously you will have taken all the advice not to do certain stretches, but… Mr Cribb has a marathon event planned that he will be doing, and really honestly thinks that probably it wouldn\’t be the best idea, legally of course, for people to join in the fun.
This is the news from Guy Cribb….
INtuition’s Bournemouth to Brighton Windsurf Challenge.
Guy Cribb is windsurfing nearly 100 miles from Bournemouth to Brighton on the first windy day in May.
The original concept of stopping at all the leading south coast windsurfing spots has been adapted, and the official legs are now-
Bournemouth (Durley Chine beach car park) to Hurst Castle (Hurst Castle car park is just east of Milford on Sea) (total distance approx 20 miles, with one brief stop at Avon Beach, Christchurch)
Pagham (beach car park) to Brighton (Hove Lagoon, actually) (total distance approx 40 miles with two likely stops at Felpham and Ferring)
The leg between Hurst Castle and Pagham is so tretcherous, Guy is doing it alone.
Should anyone be mad enough and good enough to want to join me from Hayling Island to Pagham, windsurfing around Selsey Bill, then please email me directly, since I am likely to be having a rest on Hayling Island having finished the battle with the Solent chop and tanker dodging.
I will be windsurfing these legs on the first windy south/ south westerly between May 6 and 31, weekday or weekend, and will have a 60 hour alert, then a 95% decision made 24 hours before take off, and a final one an hour before. All this info will be at guycribb.com and sent out on an email and text alert to anyone who emails Guy with their contact info.
The start and finish lines of either of these legs are no more than 45 mins drive from anywhere between Bournemouth and Brighton, so easy to find and get to.
Be warned- the Bournemouth to Brighton event is technically just Guy windsurfing, but if you’re a very experienced windsurfer you might choose to try and join him. There is no safety cover provided, so everyone windsurfs at entirely their own risk with nothing to do with INtuition or Guy Cribb.
Guy is taking his mobile phone in a waterproof pouch and not windsurfing more than a few hundred metres off the beach. He’s also taking flares, flags, warm clothes, buoyancy aid and a packed lunch. We recommend everyone takes adequate safety precautions, including insurance.
Guy has also got a mate driving his van along the south coast so that if he has to come ashore he can phone them and ask them to pick him up from where ever he is. Throughout the B-B challenge Guy will be personally escorted by a RIB with a change of kit on it and photographers. This is not a safety boat and will not be able to make any rescues.
If you are good enough to safely windsurf any of these distances, send Guy an email, start getting fit, prepare all your safety kit and cover, and find a friend who’ll pick you up from where ever you come ashore, who can also take the day off work at short notice.
Hope to see you on the water for this exceptional challenge!