Neyland pair ride the waves
1:00pm Saturday 29th September 2012 in Sport
Neyland pair Simon Harding and Tom Hamilton (Team Wales) are still battling hard in the 2012 ThunderCat National Championship.
Teams from across the UK have been battling it out at various beach locations across the country to become the 2012 champions.
Last Weekend’s event at Watergate Bay, Cornwall, proved to be the toughest event of the season with perfect surf conditions to show what these inflatable catamarans are capable of.
Following a superb start to the season, Team Wales returned home triumphant, having won the Stock Class following rounds seven and eight of the RYA ThunderCat National Championships in Cornwall.
Having earlier in the campaign managed to secure joint first place, the stakes are getting higher with overall championship places all important.
The first day of the competition saw three metre waves and, for all competitors, keeping the boat upright was the main priority. Similarly challenging conditions followed on the Sunday and Team Wales finished first overall, a magnificent achievement for a team who only began racing last year.
Pilot Simon Harding and co-pilot TomHamilton declared themselves ‘delighted’ with the achievement.
Simon said: “Keeping the boat upright and being consistent is the key to winning a surf event, we hope our winning ways will continue now for the last two rounds.
“The penultimate race will be in Falmouth (October 6th and 7th) and we will be looking forward to entertaining a home crowd at the finals in Cardiff on the weekend of October 20th and 21st.”