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Date Posted... Nov 19th 2020

Sailing expert joins students for virtual talk

Words by Henry H

On Wednesday Truro School sailors were lucky enough to hear from British Sailing Team member Hannah Snellgrove.

Hannah, a top Laser Sailor, told us all about her sailing career and her favourite aspects of the sport. It was fascinating to hear what she had to say, and to hear her stories of overcoming various set backs along the journey, something that resonates with us in this time when we can’t be on the water.

Whilst both studying full time as a Cambridge undergraduate and attending Olympic trial events, Hannah learned many valuable lessons about the fine balance between high level sport and education, that she was able to pass on to us. She also told us all about her favourite aspects of the sport: from her most challenging race ever, to her favourite race-day food and she even shared with us her pre-race routine (a very important process usually kept secret by sailors)!

Hearing from somebody so enthusiastic about the sport was refreshing and we look forward to being able to get back on the water soon.

 

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