Two of our students, Tara and Sam, have been working hard to achieve some outstanding sailing successes this year.
Tara has been using her Wednesday Afternoon Activity time to train with the Youth National Training Squad. She also sails with her brother Jacques in the Nacra 15 and has recently found a sponsor to help with her training and competitions. Tara is a fantastic coach and sailor and it is inspiring to see her working with other young people to further their passion and skill.
Sam has also been using his WAA time to compete, finding the extra training time extremely helpful.
Sam has recently qualified to represent Great Britain at the Youth World Championships in the Hauge, having won the U19 RYA Youth Nationals over Easter.
Sam is one of just sixteen promising young sailors to have been chosen to represent the British Youth Sailing Team (BYS).
Previous Youth Worlds participants include some of today’s best-known sailors, including the world’s most decorated Olympic sailor Sir Ben Ainslie and 2008 Beijing gold medallist Pippa Wilson.
Director of Sport, Dan Sanderson says, “Tara and Sam are two fantastic examples of what can be achieved by our Truro School community. Their passion for sailing is evident and their love for this sport will ensure that others follow in their footsteps.
Both have put countless hours of travel and training into their current success and the recent achievements they have attained are richly deserved.
Sam is on a path to representing his country. It must be a proud feeling to pull on a British jersey. Travelling to a youth Olympics could be the start of a wonderful career for Sam, and we are incredibly proud of him.
Tara has a wonderful temperament and alongside being a talented sailor, Tara is a brilliant coach and example to others. Whether it is on the water, or at school, Tara has the patience, skill and knowledge to inspire others to become better. I have always been impressed when watching Tara with other pupils and it is no surprise to see her operating at such a high level.
In addition to their sailing prowess, both Sam and Tara are wonderful young people, who represent the best that Truro School has to offer.”