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29 Jul 2014

NSSA NATIONAL YOUTH REGATTA. Our very own Ellie is NSSA National Topper Champion 2014 !

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Last week Ellie Craig and Edward Green took part in the NSSA annual regatta at Deal, Kent, racing for LRYSA, with the total event attracting over 300 sailors in various boats. The topper main fleet consisted of 70 boats-many of who were from the National circuit and were racing to a very high standard. Ellie got off to a good start with a 1st and a 3rd,  placing her 1st  overall but equal points with the National squad person below her, so the next few races were critical.
Tuesday racing was abandoned due to the waves on the shore being too dangerous to launch.(Due to the steep shelving from the beach, boats had to be carried over the waves to launch).
 Wednesday was also put aside for the Mount Haes trophy for double handed boats. 
Thursday however was perfect conditions, with 12-13 gusting 15-16 and glorious sunshine, with  Ellie managing to extend her lead by 7 points, on Friday she also got some great results and she came 1st overall with an impressive 14 points, counting only top 1st to 3rd place  results – despite being covered on the start line by most of the Kent team!.


Ellie not only won the Topper fleet, but was also awarded the best female competitor in the whole event-across the many classes. She was also awarded the Haywood trophy for the best performance in her team-LRYSA
Edward showed good consistency throughout the week, finishing a credible 54th, recording his best race result of 25th on the last day.  Well done to both our sailors .

A simply stunning result for Ellie and our club. Get polishing mum! Ed.