Please select your home edition
Edition
Hyde Sails 2017 Dinghy Show

North Wales sailors finish on a high

by Hamish Stuart, RYA Wales 26 Oct 2011 20:28 BST

North Wales sailors brought down the curtain on the season in spectacular fashion, turning into as tussle between the lake boaters of Llyn Brenig and sea goers of Y Felinheli.

The Series Finale of the North Wales Club Youth Racing Circuit was hosted at Shotwick Sailing Club with nearly 50 sailors taking part despite national events drawing some of the top competitors away.

It was Llyn Brenig who took the spoils in the Optimist Training fleet with a clean sweep of the top prizes led by Alex Watson, as well as in the Topper training fleet through Jack Shepherd, while Y Felinheli came out top in the Optimist Golf fleet through Ciaron Jones.

Just for variety it was Pwllheli's Chris Jones who was second in that but also claimed the prize for winning the silver fleet for less experienced sailors. Zed Spencer-Milne was the only windsurfer, so turned that into a demonstration.

The Topper class was won by Nellie Chadwick-Smith of Llyn Brenig, with Nefyn's William Piper winning the silver fleet and Jack Shepherd the training fleet. Holyhead's Robin Cox was first in the general handicap.

This was the last of five races held over the summer providing quality racing for sailors of all ages and abilities.

It is a vital stepping stone for sailors looking to move up through the ranks and they were able to hear first hand from Welsh Sailing high performance manager Iwan Basten and chief executive Steve Morgan.

“This series is always a really competitive and congratulations to the North Wales Regional Committee for making it such a success once again,” said Welsh Sailing North Wales development officer Ruth Iliffe.

“It caters for experienced sailors who can practice against their squad mates and also novices taking part in their first event.

“This is the sort of event that will send sailors into their winter training with an extra spring in their step, while underlining the benefits sailing has to offer as a fun and competitive outdoor sport.”

Related Articles

Welsh teenager set at Youth Sailing Worlds
Rhys Lewis goes head to head with the best Promising young Welsh sailor Rhys Lewis will be going head to head with the planet's best when he represents Great Britain at the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships. Posted on 16 Jul
Kids take active sailing chance in West Wales
RYA Cymru Wales All Afloat and Get Out Get Active A group of primary school children in West Wales have taken a huge step towards taking up sailing as part of RYA Cymru Wales All Afloat and Get Out Get Active. Posted on 11 Jul
Magenta Project makes a mark in Cardiff
Tying in perfectly with the All Afloat and Only Girls Afloat schemes Supported by RYA Cymru Wales, the Magenta Project ties in perfectly with the All Afloat and Only Girls Afloat schemes which are also aimed at getting women, girls and people from non-sailing communities into the sport for life. Posted on 14 Jun
Dee helps launch environmental project
Of the Challenge Wales charity while the Volvo Ocean Race boats were in Cardiff The event was held in the Eco-Lounge of the Volvo Ocean Race Village, coming just two days after Challenge Wales vessel Adventure Wales had won the Environment Award at the Tall Ships Regatta in Liverpool. Posted on 12 Jun
New Welsh sailing charity making waves
Ensuring people get more opportunities to sail RYA Cymru Wales is setting up the All Afloat charity to open up a new pathway into sailing or windsurfing for communities that would not normally engage with boating, giving them a chance to learn the life skills and gain the employment opportunities Posted on 30 May
New Welsh sailing charity making waves
All Afloat charity to open up a new pathway into sailing or windsurfing The National governing body for boating in Wales is setting up a new charity to ensure people of all ages and backgrounds get more opportunities to make waves. Posted on 4 Apr
Hatty crowned Welsh Sailing Youth Champion
North Wales 18-year-old has now made the switch to the 470 class Youth World Championships sailor Hatty Morsley has been crowned as the RYA regional youth champion for Wales. Posted on 28 Feb
West Wales sailors get boat boost
Thanks to the generosity of the John Merricks Sailing Trust Two West Wales sailors are set to take a step up thanks to the generosity of the John Merricks Sailing Trust. Posted on 7 Feb
Boat awarded to committed mid-Wales sailor
Thanks to the JMST and RYA OnBoard A Mid Wales youngster has been handed a huge boost in his ambitions to become a top class dinghy sailor thanks to a national scheme helping young talent progress in the sport. Posted on 9 Jan
Wales' Morsley 'proud' of Youth Worlds finish
Fifth place overall in the Girl's 420 fleet Young North Wales talent Hatty Morsley has been representing Queen and country at the Youth Sailing World Championships, which drew to a close in Sanya, China, on Friday. Posted on 19 Dec 2017