Youth Team second overall at NSSA  


Queen Mary Youth Team came second overall at the National Schools Sailing Association (NSSA) Regatta 2014!

Congratulations to all 23 sailors who represented Queen Mary SC at the NSSA 2014 in Kent in July and in four days of competitive sailing at Downs Sailing Club claimed fantastic results in all the main fleets.

The NSSA attracts over 300 sailors from all over the country, most sailing for their county teams, representing numerous clubs.

Team QM came second to Kent, which with over 50 boats and selective team entry had a home team advantage on the tidal waters off Deal.

Special mentions go to:

Alice Smith who won the Single Hander Trophy and came 3rd in the Topper fleet

Alex Knight and Ed Mallett who came second in the prestigious Mount Haes double-hander event, having won their heat and their semi-final

Daniel Thompson who came 4th in the Single Hander Trophy and 4th in the Topper fleet and also won the 1st under 14 Trophy

QM Laser Radials gave a fine performance in the fleet of over 70 boats with Iona Dixon 7th, Will Birchall 10th, Ed Benz 13th, Matthew Hodges 18th, Alex Knight 24th and the rest of the team close behind

Callum Dixon came 5th in the Laser Standard fleet, and Max Gurassa and Conrad Bannister came 9th in the Fast Handicap fleet in their RS 500

Magnus Handley came 11th in the Single Hander Trophy and 19th in the main Topper event

Also Dylan Johnson and Joseph Dormer, the youngest members of the team who sailed their Topper 4.2s in tough conditions throughout the week and won our special Queen Mary perseverance awards!

Great work team!

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