Youth and Junior: National School Sailing Association
Two teams of Youth and Juniors spent the weekend of 5/6th October competing in the National School Sailing Association Single-handed Team Racing event at Fairlop Waters in Essex. Twenty one teams from all over the country racing one team against another in a continuous round of races all day Saturday and Sunday. Varying weather with light winds on Saturday and then windy enough for reefed sails on Sunday, resulted in some challenging race conditions.
Team A – Rhys, Emily and Joe did well, winning 6 of their 11 races to finish 8th overall.
Team B – Thomas, Max and Lucy won 4 of their races to finish 18th overall. They had some great individual results but never quite all at the same time in the same race!! Especially well done to Max and Lucy who were both helming in an event for the first time.
Thanks to Hugh for Team Managing on Sunday and assisting Karen on Saturday, and thanks to the parents for transporting and supporting the teams.
RYA Eric Twiname Team Racing
Four Youth and Juniors took it up a notch on the 12/13th October and competed in the RYA Eric Twiname Junior Team Racing at Oxford SC on Farmoor Reservoir – a national event with 30 teams two boat team racing in Fevas. They were up against teams from national squads, counties, schools as well as other sailing clubs and they sailed brilliantly to be competitive in most of their 14 races. An incredible learning experience and a fun weekend. Well done Rhys, Emily, Thomas and Lucy!!
Many thanks to Karen for her unstinting efforts with the youths and juniors.