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    Sailors 'Seas the Day' at National Youth Regatta

    Out of five of our sailors representing Cambridgeshire at the National Youth Regatta, two were selected for further training at national centres and one won an age group trophy.

    Five of our sailors competed in the National School Sailing Association (NSSA)’s National Youth Regatta at Gorleston, Great Yarmouth last week.
     
    Lower Sixth Former and Sailing Captain Tara Butterfield, plus Rhys Atkins (Second Form), Ben Knights (Year 6), Matthew Smith (Third Form) and Reece Webb (Fourth Form) were part of group of 40 Cambridgeshire sailors in a field (or should that be pool?!) of 300. There were ten races during the week in challenging conditions: light wind, stronger wind, plus waves and tide to get used to.
     
    Tara won a race in her Laser 4.7 fleet and was nominated for a day sailing a M32 catamaran from Cowes in August. After sailing well in a School Pico and making great progress with his sailing in the last year, Reece was nominated for the NSSA High Flyers Week, a week of race training and sailing different boats at the Olympic sailing venue, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre in Weymouth, in late August. Ben won the Under 12s Trophy.
     
    Just to add to the tally, Mr Jon Sweet, our Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, won the only event that adults can take part in - the Allcomers race - sailing a catamaran with a Grafham Water Sailing Club colleague.
     
    Well done to everyone who sailed!