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Hollowell's Youth Squad finish top in the Anglian Water Series

by Robin Buxton 26 Sep 2013 14:59 BST 22 September 2013
Anglian Water Series action © Northamptonshire Schools Sailing and Canoeing Association

Sunday saw Cransley Sailing Club host the final event in this year's Anglian Water Series. Over 80 young sailors have participated so far in this Series, which sees youngsters from across the region compete in a variety of classes.

This year the Series has seen a larger variety of boats sailed by the youngster which include not just the obvious Optimists, Toppers and Lasers but also Bugs, RS Fevas, RS Teras, Picos and even the odd 29er.

In the Fast Fleet Hollowell's Izzy King managed to keep pace with Northampton's Baz Hill and just pipped him for 1st while Hollowell's Caitlin Jones, who has improved all season was a solid 3rd. Teddie Middleton-Smith, another Hollowell sailor, claimed a commendable 4th position.

In the Topper Fleet, Hollowell's Georgia King finished a worthy 3rd. The Topper racing during the day was very tight and it was only the odd wind shift or two that decided a race. There were also good mid-fleet finishes for Hollowell's Andrew Sturt, Morgan Smith and Ben Caldwell.

Overall Hollowell Sailing Club tops the table. The club is 1st in the overall Series (Izzy King) with a further 5 other sailors (Georgia, Caitlin, Mike, Niall & Andrew Sturt) in the top 10. In the overall Fast Fleet Series, Hollowell sailors finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The club finished 2nd in the overall series for the Topper fleet (Georgia King) and 1st in the overall series in the Slow Fleet (Niall Holman).

Commenting on this year's results Hollowell's Simon King said, "Hollowell's Youth Squad has performed splendidly this year, showing the strength and depth of the club's youth section."

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