Teens take the helm of racing event at Draycote Water - The Rugby Observer

Teens take the helm of racing event at Draycote Water

Rugby Editorial 23rd Mar, 2022   0

YOUNG sailors from Draycote Water Sailing Club (DWSC) have taken the helm of their first event.

The club hosted the eighth and final event in the Midlands Topper Travellers Winter Series, with 28 junior sailors travelling from across region to compete – and the race team was made up of junior club members.

Ethan Cheshire, 17, who has been shortlisted for the Rugby Sports Awards 2022 Young Volunteer of the Year, was the principal race officer, assisted by fellow 17-year-olds Ted Ball and Youth and Junior Commodore Millie Irish.

DWSC sailor Joe Rowe revelled in the breezy conditions, winning the first three races by a considerable margin.

Second, also by a good distance, was the club’s Jess Powell. Jess almost got the better of Joe when she led for most of the fourth and final race, but Joe overtook to achieve a clean sweep.

The results meant that Jess won the traveller series overall and Joe was second. Oscar Rowe, Joe’s younger brother, came second in the smaller Topper – a popular racing dinghy for young people – in both this event and the series.

The trio, along with other club Topper sailors, will be heading out to the World Championships on Lake Garda in Italy this summer.

Visit www.draycotewater.co.uk for more information on DWSC.

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