Nick Robins & Billy Vennis Ozanne

2017  has been a successful year for Nick Robbins and Billy Vennis-Ozanne so far. Starting off by improving on their result in last year’s RYA Youth Nationals with a Silver in the 29er Class at Hayling Island, The Team Allen sailors fought down to the wire in a close match, but were ultimately unable to better the performance of James Hammett and James Eales. they then went on to the 29er Worlds in California where they sailed most of the week ranking in the top 7 but an unfortunate last day saw them drop to 14th overall. With barely enough time to get over there jet lag they where back to the UK for the Nationals at WPNSA. With conditions suiting them they managed to top off a winning week by winning the last race of the regatta. They are now UK National Champions. Next stop is the Europeans in France.

 

Interview with Yachts and Yachting.com
Nick and Billy on Facebook

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  1. A short review of the Worlds and National Championships by Billy

    “The worlds were amazing in California, we had two weeks out there, 1 for prep for the worlds and other for the worlds. We competed in a few races of the US Nationals to get used to the conditions out there which was great fun especially in 18knts and massive Pacific Waves. We finished 14th which was a little disappointing as we had held 7th or higher the whole week in conditions that are not our strongest point.

    The nationals where just about far enough away from us returning from America that we were over the jet lag. We didn’t have the best of starts to a Nationals posting a 21st in the first race, things almost only got better from there until our UFD which meant we qualified in 10th. This put the pressure on if we wanted to win. It was great to win the last race on what was a pretty exciting course just a few hundred metres of the Nothe Fort where many Olympic medals where probably decided in 2012. Next up are the Europeans in France.”

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