Schools week sailing championship

Intrepid sailors Gemma Sturt, Georgie Stewart and Ella Donaldson (all M5) entered the Schools Week Sailing Championship held at Itchenor in Chichester Harbour in their 420 dingy called Belladonna.

The first day brought very light winds which tested their balance skills to fine tune the dingy culminating in their leading a number of races but finishing 4th at the end of the day.

The second day was significantly more challenging with stronger winds averaging just short of 20 knots. Their race starts were timed to perfection but they lost out to the stronger and heavier crews slipping down to 15th overall. The final day's racing was cancelled due to average wind speeds of 25 knots and gusts up to 35.

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