Success for Former Topper Sailors at the Youth Nationals
This year the RYA Youth Nationals were held in a very cold and windy Largs from 2nd to 6th April. The RYA supports four pathway boats at youth level; 29ers, 420s, Lasers (radial and standard) and the newcomer the Nacra 15 catamaran.
Lots of former Topper sailors took part in the event with a number of them having a very successful event.
Top female team of Bella Fellows and Anna Sturrock finished second overall – both former Topper sailors. There was more success for U18 team Freya Black and Millie Aldridge who will be going to the ISAF championships in Texas in July. Millie is a former member of both the National Intermediate and National Junior squads.
There are fewer Topper sailors in this class than most of the others, however the event was won by Niamh Harper and Ross Thompson. Niamh is a former Topper sailor, having won the National Series and the Girls World Championship in 2015.
A class for the much larger lads this one. The title was won by former Topper sailor Joe Mullen, with Joe Drake finishing top U18.
An intermediate step for the boys, and the full Olympic rig for the girls. Success for the Topper boys, with the event being won by Jake Bowhay with Tom Renny second. Bowhay has also been selected to represent the UK at the ISAF championship. Top U17 goes to Nick Welbourn
Just missing out on ISAF selection Morgan Smith and Molly Desorgher finished second overall in the Nacra 15, both former members of the Topper National Intermediate Squad.
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