Optimist Nationals

Staunton junior sailor’s Gold Fleet finish in Optimist National

Volvo Gill Optimist British National & Open Championships Gold Fleet finish for Staunton Junior

Congratulations to Staunton junior sailor Thomas who finished 34th overall, in the Volvo Gill Optimist British National & Open Championships held at Plas Heli, Pwllheli from 4th – 10th August. What a result!

With a top finish of 15, Thomas had a great week representing the club in Wales. Sailing in a fleet of 60 sailors, with four of the top five spots going to Irish sailors and second place to the USA in what was an extremely competitive fleet. 

Across the different fleets, over 370 sailors from 14 different countries took part. Sailors enjoyed fantastic sailing weather and lots of fun off the water.

The next major event for Optimist sailors is the BYS Regional Champs. This takes place on the 29th and 30th September. If you would like to find out more about travelling to junior/ youth events please contact youth@shsc.org.uk

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