Nick Evans our Allen Academy Optimist sailor has given us a short report about his week at the Optimist Nationals in Weymouth
On the first day of the Nationals I experienced force 6 winds, loads of chop and an Ovington Opi full of Weymouth water! The second and third days were not so windy but still force 4-5 and very choppy. Then a storm came through and wind speeds of 50 knots were recorded on Portland Bill so racing was cancelled for days 4 & 5. This was disappointing but then we managed to fit in 3 races on the final day.
Thank you so much for the new sail and boat. It is a RACE winning boat because some of my results included a 1st, 4th, couple of 5ths, a 6th and a 7th.
I learnt a lot at Weymouth, especially about what I could do if I put my mind to it and not to be deterred by strong winds, as I came from 72nd on the first day to 8th overall by the end of the week, and 3rd British Junior boy. I’m looking forward to my next big event which is representing GBR in the junior team at the Irish Nationals next week.
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