While we’re struggling in the cold at the moment, we have many fellow OTB sailors who have decided they need to get away this winter and are currently competing in various regattas throughout Europe.
The Cadet Worlds are currently underway in Poland following on from the Polish Nationals last week. In the Polish Nationals, racing was tough but a great opportunity for our SYC sailors to learn more about the conditions leading into the worlds. Racing in a fleet of 113 boats, a challenge in itself, Mischa Suda & Lilly Johnston finished in 38th place, Tom Johnston & Kylan Thompson finished in 45th place and Emma Suda, crewing for Milli McDonald (from RGYC), finished in 63rd position. The Cadet Worlds are currently with Tom & Kylan sitting in 21st in the world’s fleet after six races. In the promotional fleet, Mischa & Lilly are holding 3rd place and Emma and Milli are in 7th place. It is hoped that both fleets will be able to complete a further six races over the last two days of racing. To follow the results, click here.
In the UK, we also have two SYC Tasar teams competing in the 2019 Tasar Worlds out of the Hayling Island Sailing Club. After a day of gear breaking weather (1st and 3rd overall both dis-masted!), another three races were held yesterday with Paul and Bronwyn Ridgway leading the SYC charge in 8th place, closely followed by Heather MacFarlane & Chris Payne in 9th place. They are also 1st and 2nd in the Super Grand Masters division too! To follow the results, click here.
Also in the UK, we have the 2019 British Optimist Nationals well and truly underway. Racing in the senior fleet, young Matty Goss is sailing exceptionally well qualifying in gold fleet and is currently placed in 7th out of 115 boats in the senior division. Matty scored a race win yesterday which helped him move up two places overnight despite also scoring a BFD in the last race of the day. Sarah Goss is also competing in the British Optimist Nationals in the junior fleet and has qualified into silver fleet, sitting in 18th out of 63. You can follow the results of the senior fleet by clicking here and follow the junior fleet results by clicking here.
On top of this, three of our young Optimist Sailors are about to embark on their first international sailing trip to China to compete in the Qingdao International Training Camp and Regatta. Best of luck to Dmitry Sorokin, Liam Stevens and Lottie Griffith and enjoy the experience! To read the report on this, click here.
Best of luck to all of our SYC sailors for the remainder of their respective regattas…we look forward to hearing all about it when you’re back!