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Dorset Olympian Celebrates Watersports Month

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8:17am 29th April 2014

A Portland Olympic medallist swapped his boat for a paddle board to mark the start of National Watersports month in Poole.

Stuart Bithell took silver in a high performance dinghy in the 2012 Games at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

Yesterday he tried out canoeing and paddle boarding just some of the  400 free events on offer around the country to encourage people of all ages to take to the water in May.

Stuart says anyone can take advantage of the opportunities:

"National Watersports month is here to help people.  And a lot of places are doing free introduction lessons and you'd be mad not to get down and have a go."

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