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

 

Sail-World.com : RYA Team15 Inter-Club Championship Midlands

RYA Team15 Inter-Club Championship Midlands

'T15 Midlands event 2 - Pitsford Pirates - Winning Team - RYA Team15 Inter-Club Championship, Midlands 2011'    RYA    Click Here to view large photo

After losing out to championship rivals the Carsington Comets in round one of the Midlands Team15 2011 Inter-Club Championship, Pitsford Pirates battled their way through the torrential rain and windy conditions to clinch the round two win, held at Draycote Water Sailing Club on Saturday 18 June.

Competition was close all weekend in all of the classes despite the testing conditions. 'It was really wet and windy, but it was great', commented James Bulson from the Croft Farm Flyers. 

In the 6.8m Techno class it was Pitsford Pirates’ Joe Patrick and Croft Farm Flyers’ Nick Welsh who put in a stunning display both fully planning as they raced to the finish line, with Joe finishing just inches ahead to take the win by just one point! Robin McAllister (Pitsford Pirates) continued to dominate in the 5.8m fleet, winning every race in the class at this event. 
 
There was good news too for new team on the Midlands Circuit, the Croft Farm Flyers.  Youngster Tom Cave, who is competing in his first ever Team15 event claimed a finish in every race, with three top three finishes in the difficult conditions.  With team mates Ben Bulson and Nick Welsh both claiming three bullets in the 6.8m fleet, meaning they finished the event on equal points. Ben also had some friendly sibling rivalry out on the course with his sister Laura (Croft Farm Flyers) as they raced head to head in the 6.8m fleet. 
 
It was a great weekend for other sibling competitors Adam and Dominic Meylan-Stevenson, competing in the 6.8 and 4.5m fleets respectively.  Adam was awarded his Team15 Ambassador rash vest at the event, as a Team15’er who has made the transition to the RYA Zone Squad.  Part of his role as an Ambassador is to help promote the Zone Squads and the RYA competition pathway to T15 sailors, answering any questions which T15 sailors may have about the zone squad, RYA pathways or open training opportunities.  Dominic, on the other hand, won a special merit award for entertaining the committee boat with a trick as he crossed the finish line in every race.
 
The next event will be hosted at Northampton Watersports, Pitsford Reservoir, home of the Pitsford Pirates, on Saturday 9 July. Supported by industry leaders Tushingham/Starboard, Boards magazine and Neil Pryde. T15 was set up by the RYA to help make windsurfing more accessible and appealing to youngsters at a grass roots level.
 
Fun and informal training sessions take place at T15 clubs all over the country for kids up to the age of 15, which are run weekly by specialist RYA coaches. The T15 inter-club championship takes place regionally over the summer adding a competitive edge and race training for those keen to hone their skills. Kit can be borrowed from the clubs and the cost of sessions is kept low.
 
Team15 website




by Emma Slater

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=85249

7:19 PM Tue 28 Jun 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World















2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight




























Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video   
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes   
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia   
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'   
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record   
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014   
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   


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