The final two races of the RS Tera World Championship we sailed yesterday with all four Manx sailors having a great day of racing.
Greg Kelly won the first race and finished third in the final race of the series. In the overall standings he finished in 4th place, but the results at the top of the fleet we extremely close with only two points difference between second and fourth! Greg finished in the top five in six out of eleven races and also had two more results in the top 10. This is an outstanding achievement for the youngster in what was a very tough and close competition. Well done Greg!
In the Pro fleet Amie Shute finished the series with two 2nd places in the final races which moved her up to 5th overall and 2nd placed girl in the fleet. Amie will be delighted with these results, which after years of commitment, determination and training, are thoroughly deserved.
Izzy Sharpe, also racing in the Pro fleet, finished in 8th place overall, a very credible result in this light airs regatta. Izzy (and all the Manx sailors) preferring to sail in stronger winds and big waves, conditions we are very familiar with here!
Ffinlo Wright, the youngest member of the Manx team, sailed in the Sport fleet and finished in 14th place overall, managing to score three top 10 results during the series. Every year we are seeing better and better results from him, let’s hope he continues with the same dedication over the next few years.
The Manx Youth Sailing Squad have trained intensively throughout the winter and summer months, for all their efforts they have once again been a credit to themselves and the Isle of Man. I cannot express how difficult it can be to sail in a big fleet in light winds and maintain consistent results, but on the whole they guys have done it. Their results really are outstanding at this World Championship.