George Shillito

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You'll be hard pushed to find a more enthusiastic windsurfer than George! After a couple of years as "Demo Dude" travelling the country in the Tushingham demo van, he has his feet firmly grounded in Cornwall, running the watersports at his family's popular centre at Polkerris Beach.

With the regular Atlantic swells a short drive away, there's always a wave sailing adventure around the corner for local legend George to enjoy!

It's pretty much impossible to have a bad session with George, either on or off the water. When sailing, he only knows one way: 110%, full throttle. His passion and energy will inspire all around him to push their sailing to new levels: popular with the youngsters, guiding the Polkerris Team 15ers to great achievements.

George Shillito

4 Feb 2014

Cornish Wavesailing

My brother Jack followed me around shortly before the final BWA competition at Gwithians last year.

Unfortunately I lost the SD card with all the footage on….until now! Plus a song which was huge when we drove around Cornwall in search of the best spots.

George Shillito 2013 Windsurfing a Windsurfing video by trendy_grouse

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12 Jun 2013

Roseland Paddle and Sail Team 15 Event

With the Team 15 racing season in full swing we have heard news from team rider George Shillito that his team, the Polkerris Pirates, attended an awesome event at Roseland Paddle and Sail recently, this is what he had to say:

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The south west zone teams were greeted by perfect flat water, sunshine and a gentle force 2-3 as all the teams rigged and readied themselves to do battle. With such perfect conditions the course was quickly set and a briefing signalled the start of what was set to be a fantastic day on the water. What’s more, the introduction of the new ‘open fleet’ meant it wasn’t just the T15ers who were chomping at the bit to get out there as kids and parents alike donned wetsuits and headed to the start line. The conditions remained consistent for the entire day leading to some excellent races and close finishes as all competitors found their feet and start pushing for the top spots.

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As the day came to a close and the dust started to settle a prize giving was called to announce who had done enough to get on the podium in their respective fleets. However after the first few podium finishes were called it quickly became apparent that the Polkerris Pirates had exceeded all expectations and blown most of their rivals out of the water (so to speak)! Incredibly when the winning team was announced it was made clear that the Pirates had won by a whopping 12 points clear of the nearest team. After never winning an interclub event before the whole team were ecstatic, setting a very high precedent for the up-n-coming events and have clearly shown themselves to be a force to be reckoned with this year! Well done all of you!

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23 Oct 2012

Epic Gwithian

Whilst most of the top British pros were sat in Tiree waiting for the conditions I was making the most of the epic conditions which were hitting the South coast meaning I could get out for a little play in between work down at Gwithian!

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