National Schools Sailing Regatta 2015 at Rutland Water

Four members of Bassenthwaite Youth Squad travelled to Rutland Water to be part of the Cumbria Youth Sailing Team taking part in the National Schools Sailing Association Regatta.

Hazel Newport, Ethan Dawson, Charlotte Winfindale, all from Cockermouth School and Harry Binns from Keswick School were part of the Cumbria team with over 30 members.

Some 282 boats from 21 Teams took part with most of the competitors and Team Managers camping at the Rutland Agricultural Showground.

The teams enjoyed some amazing racing in some very challenging winds, from very light to gusts of over 25kts at times. There was also some great competition between the different fleets members to create a fantastic event for all.  

The whole weeks experience was a great opportunity for the young sailors to travel further afield and be part of a great team event. They all described it as “a fantastic experience with some amazing fun throughout the evenings”

They are all looking forward to the NSSA at Great Yarmouth in 2016.

Well done all.

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