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Tony Tiffen has decided that a quarter of a century of windsurfing is enough for anyone, and sent us this story announcing the sale of Brogborough Lake and Tiffen Endless Summer Ltd….
I left school not really knowing what I wanted to do. I sort of drifted into farming as I enjoyed the outdoor life, and when my parents suggested we buy a small pig farm, it seemed a good idea at the time. There followed 12 years of hell. Pigs and I never really saw eye to eye; it was very much a love hate relationship, more the latter than the former. One morning I woke and realised that this life was not for me, so upped sticks and moved to South West Scotland to run a caravan site.
Newton Stewart is probably not the hottest tourist bed in the world and the midges outed the tourists one million to one. Another seven years were spent trying to make a living in one of the wettest dampest places in the world, with a considerable amount of itching thrown in.
They needed someone to help out in the shop in Bedford and run a lake at Brogborough. With no knowledge in what the hell I was doing I was thrown into the deep end and asked to run Clifton Sailboards at Grafham Water that first weekend in those days Cliftons ran both Brogborough Lake and Grafham water.
It was an ordeal for I had no idea what I was talking about.
I had never even tried the sport. I sold a lot of rope that day and talked an awful lot of bullshit. The years rolled by at an alarming speed and during that time I became the manager at Brogborough Lake. It was the golden years of windsurfing and the club thrived.
Tie on booms of every conceivable variety came and went, many an over tightened bit of rope would cause a resounding explosion that would mean a trip back to the shop. Years went by and the shop was moved from Bedford to Lakeside. The club continued to thrive and profited from being the only large piece of water acres devoted entirely to windsurfing in the country.
The only thing we really lacked was electricity; this was overcome in later years with solar panels and a wind turbine we are very green at Brog. For the third time in my life I yet again became self employed. Well it was third time lucky, and in the last five years the lake and shop have continued to thrive.
Members are less than in its heyday, but this is made up with more teaching and a very successful hire scheme.
So I have decided all be it reluctantly at times to throw in the towel. I have made so many friends and the members have always been so supportive and I really have appreciated this, it is like an extended family and at times a bit like Eastenders! It is a life style that is second to none and if the idea grabs you, give me a ring on or me at [ protected] If you look at the web site it will show you how and what we do.
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Tony Tiffen says farewell to Brogborough…