Eight sailors from Oakham School helped the East/South Eastern Zone become championship winners at the 31st RYA Eric Twiname Championships (‘Battle of the Zones’).
The RYA Eric Twiname Championships is one of the premier events on the junior racing calendar and was held at nearby Rutland Water. Oakham's sailors joined the 270 other competitors who took part in the event, which featured three dinghy classes, Optimist, Topper and RS Feva.
Head of Sailing, Mr Nick Neve said “A huge congratulations to Form 3 Archie, Issy, Libby, Matthew, Kata, Oliver and Sian who sailed in the Feva class as well as Maddy in Form 5 who sailed in the Laser class. Their performance was superb and shows how much they have improved since joining the squad last autumn.”
The sailors were invited to the Championship as they are part of the RYA talent ID scheme, meaning they were selected to train with their regional Zone squad and are now, potentially, on a path to national representation.