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Sailing Success for Stamford Juniors

 sailing carys attwellTwo Year 5 pupils from Stamford Junior School competed in the end of season sailing championships at Rutland Water, finishing 2nd and 9th overall.

Carys Attwell and Isabel Leetch took part in the International Optimist Class Association Sailing Championships (IOCA), competing in two days of sailing on the 11th and 12th October. The IOCA championships provide younger sailors with opportunities to compete and develop their skills, and this year the regatta fleet held 41 competitors. Carys who has been training hard throughout the year, gaining minor victories, got the chance to excel in this national regatta. With light winds and testing conditions for all the competitors, Carys managed to come second overall. Fellow student Isabel Leetch also came away with great results, named third girl and ninth overall.

Mrs Smith, Head of the Junior School congratulated the girls; “What a great achievement for them both! It’s wonderful to add this to the successes in sailing at the senior schools as well.”