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11 Oct 2012

Eleanor Craig North Topper Zone

Eleanor Craig Zone Champs Launch Eleanor Craig Zone Champs Afloat

Eleanor travelled outside of SHSC for the first time to compete in the Topper North Zone Championships at Rutland SC, along with 44 other Topper sailors on the 29th and 30th September.

The conditions were challenging to say the least with wind of 18 knots gusting 32 on the Saturday! But Ellie kept her cool - and stayed upright to gain credible 13th, 14th and 15th positions leaving her overall in 14th place at the end of the first day.

The wind strengthened the next day with 28 knots gusting 40!, several of the main fleet asked to move to the lesser Regatta fleet, and the safety boat team were kept very busy!

In the first race of the day Ellie finished 15th, and shortly into the second, the racing for the day was abandoned, leaving Ellie in 15th overall.

As several of the racers higher up the table were already squad members or too old, Ellie was offered a place in the squad.

Eleanor will now be coached by top Topper coaches throughout the winter and travel to compete around the UK.

The place is thoroughly well deserved for all of the hard work Eleanor puts in to her sailing, several times a week in all weather, all year round!