Date Posted... Apr 26th 2023

A Winning Start to the Sailing Season

Three Truro School sailors had a very successful start to the sailing season, competing in the RYA Youth National Championships in Portland and Weymouth over the Easter Holidays. Teams from around the UK were joined by sailors from Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands in the opening round of the UK Nacra 15 National Series and the European Super Series.

Extremely windy conditions from Storm Noa resulted in only two days of racing in a week-long regatta. Yet, after some very close competition in excellent Nacra sailing conditions on Thursday, Sam and his crew Sophie from The Exe Sailing Club, took a clean sweep, winning 1st British boat, 1st in the Eurocup event and gold medal position.

Brother and sister team Tara and Jacques also demonstrated some fantastic sailing. The 14 and 16 year olds placed 3rd in the UK U19 category.

Sam and Sophie are now off to Carnac in France for the 2nd round of the Eurocup Super Series, which takes place this weekend and then they will all be competing at the European Championships in Belgium in July. We wish them the best of luck.