Former Oakham School pupil sails into GB team for world championships

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Oakham School continues to be a training ground for nationally acclaimed sailors.

Emily Nagel, 20, from Oakham, has been selected to sail in the GB team at the World University Match Racing Championships in Italy this summer. During her time at Oakham, Emily had a number of successes including winning bronze medals for Great Britain in the European Team Racing Championships in Venice (pictured second from right).

Other recent leavers, Isabel Scruby, 20, from Saffron Walden, and Toni Duffy, 19, from Oakham, won the Ladies National Team Racing Championships, in February, for Birmingham University.They both learnt to sail whilst at Oakham School.

Oakham’s current sailors have also had recent successes. They excelled at the Feva World Sailing Championships in Grosseto, Italy, and won top school and second overall at the world’s biggest team racing event, the National Youth & Junior team racing championships at Farmoor Reservoir, Oxford.