Rhodes a powerful pull

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With the event doubling as an Island Games qualifier, Millar’s team-mates, Ian Atkinson and Steve Melia, finished second and third.

The trio also won the CI team title.

Millar’s title was just reward for his efforts over the two days, after he won race three and was second in race two in Pembroke Bay on Saturday, under the racing format, then simply outclassed and out-raced his rivals on the following day in Vazon Bay as, once he was ahead of the pack in the flat figure of eight slalom races, his blistering board speed and extensive racing knowledge meant he couldn’t be caught in the gusty, challenging conditions.

And Melia scored an incredible win, in his first race for over 15 years.

‘It was great to compete in conditions that we’re not so familiar with and to race at a level equivalent to Island Games standards,’ Millar said.

‘With the competition in Rhodes less than a year away it’s important to be able to compete at a higher level.

Atkinson too, as team captain, was delighted: ‘I wanted to get people competing who wouldn’t normally do so.

Steve hadn’t raced before, and he did extremely well, so I hope that win has gives him an interest in racing.

I want to encourage people to try out new disciplines.’ There will be a series of trials for those who want to go to Rhodes, with the weekend’s event part of those trials.

‘Rhodes is a fantastic windsurfing venue, because it’s windy and it’s warm.

I’m confident we’ll find a strong team to go.’

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