Lulu Knott, Year 9, has been selected for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) UK Youth/Junior Squad; recognising her potential to develop within the British Sailing Team with the aim of progressing to the Olympic Development programme.
Duncan Truswell, RYA Youth Racing Manager said that Lulu “has been selected on the basis of her performance and commitment to a programme of training and competition over several years and establishes her status as a UK Squad sailor who we hope will represent Great Britain at major international events in the forthcoming years.”
This announcement follows the news that another RHS sailor, Freddie Chiddicks, Year 13, travels to Oman this Christmas to represent Great Britain in the Laser Radial Youth World Championships. Freddie has also been awarded a place on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) supporting young athletes in the development stages of their sporting careers as they combine outstanding results in their sport with continuing education.
Well done to both of these RHS elite sailors.
The Royal Hospital School Sailing Academy will be holding a series of Team Racing clinics this Autumn on Alton Water Reservoir. These half-day clinics will use the School’s RS Fevas and Fireflies and teach the art of team racing on the following dates:
- 21st September 2013
- 5th October 2013
- 9th November 2013
- 23rd November 2013
- 7th December 2013
Registrations are welcome from youth teams of six sailors with spaces available for a maximum of three visiting teams per clinic. The sessions are free although teams will need to provide a damage deposit cheque for £100.
This is a great opportunity for like-minded organisations to get together and enjoy an exciting form of racing at our RYA Training centre. For more information or to register your interest please contact the School’s Director of Sailing, Andy Nutton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Following his recent success in the Class Selectors, Joe Butterworth has sailed his way into second place at the World Selectors after battling off competition in 24 races over 3 events. This selection means that he will join the GBR International 420 Class Dinghy World Team in Valencia in August for the World Championships.
In addition to this exciting achievement Joe has also been selected for the GBR A team who will be competing in Pwhelli, North Wales, as part of the GBR International 420 Class Dinghy Junior European Team.
To further his sailing career, he is also hoping to sail in the Kiel International Regatta after finishing his exams this term and the UK Nationals in August. This will mark the close of his 420 dinghy sailing as he hopes to be moving on to 470 in the autumn when he will combine university with a place on the Olympic Development squad.