Accolades

2008 Tourism Award for Best Coastal Experience from IOM Government

2009 Manx Youth Sailing Squad received the RS Tera National Team Champions Trophy at the RS Tera National Championship, hosted by Dabchicks S.C. Ipswich.

2010 James Kelly won RS Tera World Championship, and Hannah Howitt finished first lady in the Tera Pro fleet.  The Manx Youth Sailing Squad won the National Inland Team Trophy at Rutland Water.

2011 Ffinlo Wright and Matt Petts won the IAPS Regatta.  Manx Youth Sailing Squad were nominated for the Team Prize at the IOM Sports Awards and Jenni Kneale was shortlisted for the Coach of the Year award.  James Kelly and Hannah Howitt were shortlisted for the Under 21 Boy and Girl categories.

2012 Greg Kelly won the RS Tera World Championship following in his brother’s footsteps and he won the RYA Northwest Sailor of the Year award.  All four of the sailors who attended the Worlds finished in the top 10.  Greg also won the RS Tera Inland Championship in September.  7th Wave also put sailing back into Port Erin Regatta, hosting an RYA Sail for Gold Regatta in July.  Manx sailor Izzy Sharpe carried the Olympic torch into Ballasalla.

2013 Jen Kneale was nominated for Coach of the Year at the IOM Sports Awards.

2014 Ben Batchelor got his first national level race win in the RS Tera class and finished 3rd overall at the Nationals. Some other amazing things happened – but we can’t quite remember what between us….

2015 Staff members Chris Hill, Don Edwards and Jen Kneale represented the Island in the Laser class at the Island Games in Jersey.  Hannah Howitt competed in the Triathlon and Alison Hinds was selected for the British Keelboat Academy.  RYA Coach Assessor Alan Jones visited to run a Dinghy Instructor course, all six candidates passed with flying colours.  Manx Youth Sailing Squad member Ben Batchelor finished 3rd at the RS Tera Nationals.  Our basking shark video had over 20K hits on YouTube!

2016 7th Wave is 10 years old this year!!!  Alan Jones and Geoff Stones joined us again to run another Dinghy Instructor course.  Hannah Howitt finished 2nd lady in the British Triathlon Championship!  Teddy Dunn and Henry Hotchkiss finished 11th at IAPS regatta, Georgia Harding and Gwen Thornton finished 21st of 54.

 

  • Albert Penguin, Round the Island 2013 winner
  • Training with the Manx Youth Sailing Squad
  • Pro sails in a breeze
  • MYSS win National Team Trophy