Youth and Juniors Team represent RSC at the Thames Challenge in Maidenhead

On Saturday 28th June, our youth group to took part in their very first team racing event for Reading Sailing Club at the Thames Challenge at Maidenhead Sailing Club. Over eighty youth and junior sailors from Maidenhead, Upper Thames, Claires Court, Kingsmead, Goring, Silverwing, and Reading Sailing Clubs were looking forward to a day of challenging team racing, with sixty-six races of six RS Feva boats each (three per team) scheduled, each team facing all the other teams. Our Juniors had some tough competition but they all did extremely well in spite of tricky winds and then a thunder storm. Even with the weather, the day was a success, with all the competitors enjoying themselves. Plans are already being made for the next Thames Valley Challenge, but not, as one wag put it "On Glastonbury weekend. It always rains on Glastonbury weekend."

A huge thanks goes to Karen Smailes for coaching and leading the team helped by James Primrose and many other parent helpers. Thanks also to Stephen Day for being the chief team photographer. For a lovely diary of the day – see link attached. 

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