SES Teams Compete at National Championships
On the 29th May 15, 178 RS Feva sailors from all corners of the UK launched on Rutland Water at the start of what was to become a very tight championship over three days of hard sailing.
Changeable conditions tested the skills and stamina of all. Six races were required for qualifying over two days which led to the fleet being split into Gold and Silver. Tom Proffitt (Year 11) & Jess Flint (Year 8) missed out on qualifying for Gold Fleet by one point, however, this left them in a strong position to battle for 1st Place in Silver over the final four races.
The wind lived up to the forecast and, in favour of the high winds, Tom and Jess put in a strong but steady performance, ultimately securing the title of 1st Silver Fleet. The second Stamford boat was sailed by Alex Middleton and Harvey Elms (Year 9), who put in a great performance, finishing 28th overall. Also, competing for the first time was Felicity Hannah who stepped in to crew for a Rutland/Oakham sailor, Toby Petit, and they too showed great effort in finishing 42nd overall.
The next Feva competition for Tom, Jess, Alex and Harvey will be the RS Feva World Championships, in July over in Travermunde, Germany.