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EUROSAF Europeans - British Youth Sailing Team

EUROSAF Europeans – British Youth Sailing Team

Twenty-four members of the British Youth Sailing Team are in Brest, France for the EUROSAF European Youth Sailing Championships where racing gets underway on Wednesday 29 July. Classes included are: 420, 29er, Laser Radial, RS:X and the SL16. Each class has two British representatives, selected off the back of their 2015 RYA Youth National Championships performance.

RYA Pathway Manager and Team Leader in Brest, Roy McCubbin said, “Our selection at the RYA Youth Nationals earlier this year was extremely tough and so our standard of sailors in the team is high this year. We also have the addition of the SL16 class at the EUROSAFs and I’m looking forward to see how they get on supported by Paul Wakelin.”

“For the first time we are taking a larger support team. Tim Jones will play an active role and focus on the Sport Science of the event, this learning will then be brought back and introduced into land days for the rest of the programme. Also on board we have experienced and professional coaches supporting the sailors on the water.”

Racing starts on Wednesday 29 July and continues each day until a double point’s Medal Race on Sunday 2 August.EUROSAF Europeans - British Youth Sailing Team

British Youth Sailing Team:

420 boys
Daniel Atherton (Gurnard SC) and Matthew Viney (Cardiff Bay YC)
Robbie and Alex King (Warsash/Royal Lymington YC)

420 girls
Jenny Cropley (Royal Lymington YC) and Emma Baker (Weir Wood SC)
Jemma Viney and Tilly Matthews (Cardiff Bay YC)

29er boys
Daniel Venables and Patrick Keech (Sutton)
Ollie Aldridge and Nathaniel Gordon (Parkstone YC)

29er girls
Mimi El-Khazindar (Royal Lymington YC) and Emma Loveridge (Royal Lymington YC)
Anna Prescott (HISC) and Eve Townsend (Emsworth/HISC)

Laser Radial boys
Jack Cookson (Castle Cove SC)
Daniel Whiteley (Pwllheli SC)

Laser Radial girls
Karyna Manuel (Grafham Water)
Ellie Brown (Beaver SC)

RS:X boys
Cameron Coghill
James Hatcher (Bristol Corinthian YC)

RS:X girls
Emily Hall (NCSC)
Alice Read (Oxford Sailing Club)

Spitfire
Eddie Bridle and James King (Brightlingsea SC)
Jack Butters and Sam James (Parkstone YC)

by sailweb.co.uk

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