On Thursday 28th September, 19 sailors from 12 schools across the country, travelled to the Queen Mother Reservoir in Datchet for the 2nd ISA National Sailing Regatta. The event, designed for sailors of all abilities, attracted pupils aged 8-17 which made for a brilliant competitive opportunity. This included pupils from Westward School, Ashwyn N & Rohan N, who were sailing in one of their first ever competitive events. Both of them sailed excellently and did their school proud. The same could be said for Henry H who travelled down from Old Vicarage School to show off his sailing ability; he is certainly an exciting prospect for the future.
After four well-thought races, there were many contenders for the national title. Eventually, Claires Court pupil William D edged all the other contenders to claim victory. He was closely followed by the best junior boat, 9 & 10 year olds Cameron B-K & Oliver P from Ballard School and Charlotte V from Moon Hall College. A special mention must go to Oppie sailor Ben P from Duke of Kent School, who was outstanding in the way he controlled his small boat around each race.
You can download the full results at the following link http://www.isaschools.org.uk/sports/isa-sport-national-events/national-sailing/
We hope to see many of you there next year, where we look to continue increasing participation in this marvellous sport.