Catching a wave

Ewell Castle School student is one of the UK’s top windsurfers

Ewell Castle School sixth form student Henry Bloodworth is continuing his windsurfing success this season.

At a UK Windsurfing Association competition held at Christchurch, one week before the start of his AS exams, he was ranked top male youth sailor in the under 20 year-old category.

Over that weekend of six races he came first in four races, gaining him a substantial overall lead to take first place. As soon as he had completed his exams he increased his training timetable in preparation for the RS:X Youth Men’s European Windsurfing Championships, which was held in Italy. There, he was ranked third U21 GB sailor. 

A week and a half after returning from the competition and taking time for some intense A Level studying, he travelled to Poland as one of four sailors to join the GB Squad and compete at the RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships held in Gdynia. 

Peter Harris, Principal of Ewell Castle School, commented: “We’re all immensely proud of Henry’s windsurfing achievements and delighted with the way he manages to combine his A level studies with huge amounts of training that is required to reach level he is currently at. Henry has time on his side and we look forward to continuing to watch his progress over the next year.”

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