Congratulations to the Manx Youth Sailing Squad who have been nominated in four categories for the Isle of Man Sports Awards this year.
RS Tera World Champion James Kelly has been shortlisted for the Under 21 boy. RS Tera Women’s World Champion is shortlisted for the Under 21 girl. The whole squad have been nominated for the Team of the Year and Jenni Quillin reached the shortlist in the coaches category.
For sailing to feature in four categories is an amazing achievement and a great endorsement of all the hard work that has gone in over the last few years.
In 2009 the Squad came home from the RS Tera Nationals with the National Team Trophy for the best results from one Club. In 2010 they won the RS Tera Inland Team Trophy for their overall results at the RS Tera Inland Championship, Izzy Sharpe finished 3rd overall and Greg Kelly finished 5th overall in the Sport fleet and to top it off both the Kelly brothers got a bullet in the last race in their respective fleets! All six of the squad were selected to join the RS Tera GBR Squad to compete at the World Championships last summer and again achieved some outstanding results… James Kelly finished in first place, Hannah Howitt 5th overall and 1st girl, Izzy Sharpe 7th overall and 2nd girl, Amie Shute 17th overall. In the Sport fleet Greg Kelly finished 7th and Ffinlo Wright 16th.