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Local kayakers Tamsin and Dan Green at the Home International Surf Kayak Championships  in Pembrokeshire.

Local kayakers Tamsin and Dan Green at the Home International Surf Kayak Championships in Pembrokeshire.

Surf-kayak star Tamsin Green has become double British Champion for the second time in her glittering career.

The watersports ace recently took the title in both the long and short boat competitions – a feat she last achieved in 2009.

On top of that, Tamsin and husband Dan played a vital role in leading England to glory in the biannual Home International Surf-kayak Championships, which was held in Pembrokeshire, Wales, alongside the British Championships.

The High Hauxley-based couple won all of the heats they paddled in for the team, to help the nation to victory.

And to put the icing on the cake, the talented duo have secured places in the England surf-kayak squad for the 2013 World Championships, to be staged on Australia’s Sunshine Coast.

Tamsin, who turned 38 earlier this week, said: “I was delighted with my performance in the British Championships.

“I last won the long boat in 2010 and the short boat in 2009.

“I didn’t compete last year, so to win both the long and short boat was great.

“It was the second time I have done the double too.”

Reflecting on the success in the Home International, Tamsin, who is also current World Champion, added: “It was really good to be part of the winning England team.

“It gives us confidence going into the World Championships and lets the other teams know about what England can do and achieve.

“I am also delighted to have made it into England’s squad for the World Championships.”

Dan, 34, was equally pleased.

He said: “It was great to be part of the winning England team and it is brilliant that Tamsin and I have both been called up to the squad for the World Championships because the standard of competition in England is very high.”

The pair are currently looking for sponsorship for the World Championships.

To sponsor them, call 07969 874070 or email greenukdan@yahoo.co.uk

 

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