Volvo Gill Optimist Spring Champs
With 145 entries from all over the UK and Ireland, the Volvo Gill Optimist Spring Championships was, as ever, a huge event! The fleet of youngsters took part in 12 races over the two day event at Royal Torbay Yacht Club and Paignton Sailing Club, with some exciting racing taking place right through the field.
Congratulations goes to Jamie Cook, from Cardiff Bay YC who sailed beautifully to the series win, taking race victories in five of his six races. Finley Dickinson from Hayling Island SC took second with one win, three 2nds and two 3rds. William Pank of Norfolk Broads YC was third, taking three race wins.
The highest finishing sailor from the SW was James Foster (Poole YC) who finished fourth, with Barty Gray of Bowmoor taking sixth. India Page-Wood (HISC & GWSC) was the highest finishing female, coming fifth.