Fantastic effort

I would like to express my deep gratitude and thanks to everyone who was involved in organising this year’s Worthing International Birdman event.

Sharon Clarke and the Town Centre Initiative team have done the most amazing job; this event just gets better and bigger every year.

It was fantastic to see so many entries in all the flying classes and the standard this year was high. As one of the judges of the Kingfisher Category I found the task really difficult as all the entries had gone to great lengths on their costumes and flying machines, the creativity by all was outstanding and well done to everyone who entered.

The whole weekend was entertaining and it was brilliant to see the beach filled with thousands of people cheering the flyers on.

The publicity for Worthing has been awesome, with the event televised around the world and many major news channels running the story, social media has been buzzing!

Once again, thank you to everyone involved, from technicians, organising committee, the compères, the entries and the great Worthing residents, cheering everyone on, you have truly made this a memorable weekend for me and for Worthing.

Ann Barlow

honorary alderman of the Borough of Worthing

Sompting Avenue