Thames Valley Challenge 2019

The Thames Valley Challenge is a three boat junior team racing event sailed in RS Fevas. It is an exciting Junior competition between clubs from local sailing clubs and schools.

This year a team from Reading SC Youth and Juniors won the Thames Valley Challenge team racing event on Saturday 29th June at Silverwings SC.

8 races were sailed with Reading SC winning 7 of them! A very hot day but with perfect wind after the first race which was a drifter.

Our young sailors were Ben, Rhys, Emily, Katie, Thomas, Lucy and Phoebe. 

Karen’s own words express it best –

OMG! We won!!!! So proud of you all, you were a credit to the club.  

Your behaviour on the water was exemplary and you sailed well. A few silly mistakes but you obviously learnt from them as the day went on because you got better and better and truly deserved the win.

You are all truly a credit to Reading SC. 

Hugh, Suzi, Sam, Andrew, Deb, John thank you so much for your support today I couldn’t have done it without you. 

Well done to you all and thanks to the parents and for supporting them.


James our Commodore adds –

My congratulations to the Reading Team, the coaches Karen and Hugh and the supporters for the fabulous Thames Valley Challenge 1st place win at Sliverwings yesterday.  Just reward for all those hours of practice. 

This is a proud moment for Reading Sailing Club, and we all join in congratulating Karen and her team and our young sailors.

Very well done to all of you.