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Derbyshire Youth Sailing at Trent Valley Sailing Club

by Joanne Hill 22 Jul 08:01 PDT 10 July 2021

Saturday 10th July saw 19 Derbyshire Youth sailors arrive at Trent Valley Sailing Club ready for the next event in our 2021 series. Great weather was on the cards, but the wind wasn't featuring high.

Unfazed, 18 boats eagerly set out for the first race, but with a gentle breeze it wasn't long before the reality of sailing on a river in light winds became apparent, despite this extra challenge most of the sailors made it over the start line successfully and headed down stream towards the gate.

It wasn't long before the fleet separated into two groups, with the more experienced battling it out in front and the rest slowly making their way upstream to the second mark. Despite the obvious struggles there was some great racing and position swapping, with three Teras, two Laser Radials, two Laser 4.7s, two Comets, seven Toppers, an Opi and a Feva XL there were a few personal class races occurring.

After four laps for the lead boats it was time for lunch, which was very pleasant, watching the canal boats pass by whilst the sun broke through the clouds.

Feeling refreshed, the fleet headed out for two more races, with a small break in between. Unfortunately, the wind decided to fade a little, but with a slight change in course they were off and over the start line.

The lighter conditions resulted in the afternoon races proving quite eventful, with a few capsizes, quite a lot of drifting on top of course markers, position swapping throughout the fleet and canal boats being escorted through the course. It all created some extra work for James and his team, but they did a great job and as usual made us all feel very welcome.

Huge congratulations to all the sailors, they all had a great day and dealt with the conditions really well, even when they were sailing backwards.

If you'd like to know more about Derbyshire Youth Sailing or see the full results, please visit

Our next event is at Ogston Sailing Club on the 17th July, don't forget to pre-register.

Overall Results:

1st Senior and 1st overall - Isobel Hedley Fenn (Ogston SC)
1st Intermediate - Matilda Harrison (Ogston SC)
1st Junior - Jake Sowerby (Burton SC)

PosFleetClassSailClubHelm (& crew)R1R2R3Pts
1stSenCOMET804Ogston SCIsobel Hedley Fenn1(DSQ)12
2ndSenLASER RADIAL149329Combs SCHenry Baylis‑3123
3rdSenRS FEVA XL4347Swarkestone SCPatrick & Jonathan Hill2‑446
4thIntCOMET142Ogston SCMatilda Harrison42‑56
5thSenLASER RADIAL195318Carsington SCStefan Murgia‑5336
6thSenLASER 4.7168908Errwood SCLucy Bambrook85‑1313
7thJunOPTIMIST1758Burton SCJake Sowerby68‑1514
8thJunTOPPER41590Errwood SCReuben Lawrance77‑914
9thIntRS TERA PRO3421Burton SCAlice Edwards9.5‑12615.5
10thIntLASER 4.7165482Errwood SCElla Clayton9.56‑1215.5
11thJunTOPPER46800Burton SCPhoebe Gay‑1311819
12thIntTOPPER25452Swarkestone SCAlexander Dowson‑1591120
13thIntTOPPER45034Burton SCAmelia Gay‑1414721
14thIntTOPPER36499Rudyard SCAnnissa Baines11‑131021
15thIntRS TERA SPORT3Burton SCHannah Casey1610‑1726
16thJunRS TERA SPORT3428Burton SCAlistair Casey12(DNF)1628
17thIntTOPPER40424Rudyard SCSophie Baines‑17151429
18thJunTOPPER8252Rudyard SCJed Baines(DNF)DNFDNS38

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