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28 May 2013

Our Ellie in Topper Action!

Rounding the mark at 2013 Inland Championships, Grafham Water Dive, dive dive! at Sunderland

Ellie Craig on the Topper Circuit
Looking for action, bit of excitement, enjoy travelling? No don’t join the navy – try the Topper North Zone Squad!
Due to the winter conditions, squad weekends at Burton and Carsington were cancelled so it really was the North Zone, with weekends at Derwent reservoir, Yorkshire Dales SC and our final re-arranged weekend in June will be the third trip to Sunderland Yacht Club.  ZS3 at Sunderland was particularly enjoyable with bone-chilling easterlies and some big waves but head coach Martin (that’ll be 20 press-ups) Boatman determined sailors would sail come hell or high water – it felt like both from the rib!
For a parent it sort of becomes your life what with the zone squad, four nationwides, nationals, winter regatta, inlands, all-girls coaching and the Midland Traveller circuit.  But whatever Ellie does next (put that laser down!) I expect we’ll look back on topper time as the best of times.
Some of her results:
Winter Regatta Weymouth         103rd out of fleet of 310  - first time in such a huge start line!
Nationwide ! Datchett                  81st out of fleet of  278
Shustoke Traveller                          3rd out of fleet of 18
Burton Traveller                              6th out of fleet of 23
Hollowell Traveller                         11th out of fleet of 30