Our Youth Squad sailor Harry Binns has travelled to Barcelona this week to take part in the RS Aerocup Barcelona regatta, a three day regatta sailed on the seas in front of the impressive city of Barcelona, with entrants taking part from 9 countries.
A training day was held on Thursday to make sure the sailors were getting the most out of their boat and giving them tips on how the RS Aero can really be pushed in competitive sailing.
With only very light winds on Friday and Saturday, sailing was postponed until there was enough for racing to start. When it did commence Harry soon got used to the waves, and his competitors, and was laying in 5th place.
Sunday was a complete change with the wind blowing up to 35 knots and the swell on the sea began to grow. Racing was postponed again and finally abandoned as conditions continued to get worse. Therefore the final results didn’t change and Harry was unable to improve on this position.
A great time was had and having the sunshine throughout made up for the times when sailing was not taking place. A great event and Harry looks forward to the next RS Aero event where he can meet up with his new friends again and maybe even bring back the cup.