Four members of the 12 strong Manx Youth Sailing Squad are competing at the RS Tera World Championship in Weymouth this week.
Racing in the Sport Fleet are Teddy Dunn, Archie Dunn and Nickolas Ellis. This is familiar territory for Nickolas who raced at the Worlds in Carnac, Brittany in 2017. Last year the youngster had some excellent starts and showed heaps of potential. He will be looking for a big improvement on last year’s 38th place. Another year older, wiser and more experienced Nickolas could be one to watch this year.
Teddy Dunn has been training with the GBR RS Tera Squad throughout the winter and so far has had an excellent season finishing 3rd overall at the National Championship and 9th at the Inlands. Teddy has been with the Squad for three years now and has put a huge amount of effort into his training and events scheduled. Hopefully he will be on top form for the Worlds this week.
Archie Dunn gets his first real taste of big fleet racing at this championship, making the leap from the dozen or so boats in the Regatta fleet for the really young sailors, up to racing in the full 60+ boat Sport Fleet. Archie finished 1st place in the Regatta Fleet at the Nationals, we are looking forward to watching his progression in the big fleet.
Oscar Jackson, now in his second year with Squad, has moved into the Pro rig this season, so this will be his first major championship in the Pro fleet. This will also be Oscar’s first World Championship event.
The Manx Youth Sailing Squad would not have been able to provide the training, equipment and support to these young sailors without the generous sponsorship from Appleby, Capital International Group and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company