sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Sailors gear up for RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series finale

Sailors gear up for RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series finale

'RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series'    RYA    Click Here to view large photo

RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series final event of the series will be held at Hayling Island Sailing Club (14-15 May) where the UK’s top Olympic hopefuls will battle for an event victory.

The first stage of the series was based at the home of the 2012 Olympic sailing competition, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) on 12-13 March, and saw some incredible racing from current Skandia Team GBR Development and Transitional Squad members as well as young aspiring talents and regular Olympic classes sailors.

Philip Sparks and Richard Mason, Skandia Team GBR Development Squad members, produced an excellent performance taking the series lead in the men’s 470 class while Max Richardson and Nick Redding were dominant in the 49er fleet taking pole position heading into the final stages of the series.

The Finn class saw James Hadden pick up three races wins in the opening event at WPNSA while Ali Masters in the RS:X 8.5 and Jamie Ingram in the RS:X 9.5 fleets will be vying for domestic honours as they both occupy top spots in their respective classes.

Skandia Team GBR Development Squad members Sophie Weguelin and Sophie Ainsworth lead the women’s 470 class at the half way point with four race wins under their belt, while Claudia Carney’s final race win leaves her top of the RS:X 8.5 class with Izzy Hamilton hot on her tail in second with the same amount of points.

The RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series is compulsory for all Skandia Team GBR Development and Transitional squad members and offers competitive racing early on in the domestic racing season. The event also provides the chance for younger sailors to pit their skills against the nation’s best in Olympic class boats.

Hayling Island Sailing Club will also be welcoming the RYA and Skandia Team GBR’s first ‘Girls 4 Gold’ women’s skiff training weekend where female helms and crews were invited to try out all high-performance asymmetric two-person boats in light of ISAF’s decision to introduce a women’s skiff event for the 2016 Games in Rio.

This weekend will be the first of the two events, with the second weekend taking place at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on the 18-19 June. To book your berth for the WPNSA weekend, click here.

RYA: Website




by RYA

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=83473

11:05 PM Fri 13 May 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World



























Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,


















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,






















Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard   
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result   
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO   
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead   
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing   
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica   
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club   
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT