Oakham sailors are crowned champions

Oakham School sailors, from left, George Hunter, Misha Radionovskiy, Sarah Kent, Will Robinson, Mary Henderson and Megan Nagel
Oakham School sailors, from left, George Hunter, Misha Radionovskiy, Sarah Kent, Will Robinson, Mary Henderson and Megan Nagel
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Sailors from Oakham School have been crowned regional sailing champions after fighting off 14 teams at the BSDRA Team Racing Eastern Championships held at Rutland Sailing Club recently.

A total of 54 races were held throughout the day with teams from Oakham School, Ipswich School, Rutland Youth and Royal Hospital School reached the semi-finals.

Last year’s winners, Rutland Youth, performed exceptionally well but were knocked out by the eventual winners Sarah Kent (captain), Mary Henderson, Misha Radionovskiy, George Hunter, Will Robinson and Megan Nagel of Oakham School.

Head of sailing at the school, Nick Neve said: “Rutland Sailing Club has excellent youth team racers and experienced adult supporters in strength – it’s a great club for team racing.

“Oakham students train with and race against the club youth team throughout the winter, sharing each other’s boats.”

Rutland Sailing Club provided the race officials and umpires, led by chief umpire Steve Tylecote.