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April 20, 2017

Gold Win for Pauline at RYA Championships

Last week, Lower Eighth pupil James Hammet won gold at the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) UK Youth National Championships, taking the top position with partner James Eales to win the Boys 29er regatta race.

The five-day event was hosted at the Hayling Island Sailing Club from 10 – 14 April and saw 379 sailors compete in 18 races. The race is the highlight of the youth events calendar, with the opportunity for sailors to be scouted for international representation or the UK Youth Squad.

James’s win has resulted in a place in the British Youth Sailing Team, which will see him and his crew participate in the 29er European Championships and World Championship this summer.

Watch this video to see James speaking about his experiences.

Photo courtesy of Paul Wyeth for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

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