IW Youth and Junior Championships at BHYC
Published 19:51 on 10 Nov 2021
The last of the IW Youth and Junior Championships was hosted at Brading Haven Yacht Club on Saturday 6th November. The Championship series was set up to give our local sailors across the Island racing opportunities at other clubs and allow them to compete against their peers before potentially venturing out to events on the mainland.
There was a buzz throughout the boat park as the sailors began rigging before the Championships on Saturday. We saw 45 boats sign up from Yarmouth Sailing Club, Gurnard Sailing Club, Royal Victoria Yacht Club and Brading Haven Yacht Club. Conditions on Saturday were WSW F4 gusting F5 breeze that greeted the sailors as they launched. The race Committee went out early to set the courses. Brading Haven Yacht Club had two Committee boats on the water, one for the ILCA fleet and Tera Sports and the second Committee boat for the Tera Pro and Tera Coached fleet. Two races were completed in all fleets but the Tera Pro did manage to get a third race in before the weather turned.
The Tera Coached and Tera Pro were located off Silver Sands in Bembridge bay. Eighteen sailors took part in the Tera Coached/Regatta Fleet whilst six sailors entered the Tera Pro. All of the competitors coped admirably with the gusty conditions. The standard of sailing was exceptional, especially the Tera Pros who closely contended each of the three races. The Tera Coached fleet displayed their tenacity and completed two races before the conditions became more challenging.
In the Tera Pro fleet, Ruby Sunderland (BHYC) came first overall, followed by Alice Pope (RVYC) and Ben Anderson from (GSC).
In the Tera Regatta Fleet, the sailors from Gurnard took the top three positions with Patrick Salle first, Rafe Bradley second and Jasper Jenkinson in third place.
The ILCA fleet with the Tera Sport raced between Old Church, the Fort and Silver Sands. There was some action packed racing in challenging conditions which contained some difficult and shifty upwind and downwind legs. Both fleets witnessed some large gusts with the wind speed picking up at the end of the second race.
ILCA 6 fleet, Kristian Schafer (BHYC) came first overall, followed by Sam Palin ( BHYC ) and Patrick Tate from (YSC).
ILCA 4 fleet, Sam Osborne (RVYC) came first followed by Charlotte Osborne (RVYC) and David Robinson (BHYC).
Tera Sport fleet, William Bradley (GSC) came first followed by Samuel Leather (GSC) and Oliver Smith (GSC).
Arthur Farley was the only ILCA 7 who is an incredible sailor and it was great to watch him in the testing conditions.
The overall results from the four events this year were!
ILCA 7 - Arthur Farley (BHYC)
ILCA 6 - Kristian Schafer (BHYC)
ILCA 4 - David Robinson ( BHYC)
Tera Pro - Ruby Sunderland (BHYC)
Tera Sport - Samuel Leather (GSC)
Tera Coached - Rafe Bradley (GSC)
For full results click here IW Youth and Junior Championships 2021.
We also celebrated Richard Coleman's birthday, volunteering on a safety boat, on Saturday and we thank all the volunteers on the day.
It was a great day, well done to everyone who took part!
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Last updated 17:26 on 17 November 2021