Sponsored sailor Sam Blaker tells us about his experience at the RS Feva National Championships which ran at the end of May in Weymouth.
My helm and I have just returned from Weymouth after competing in the RS Feva National Championships. After 4 days of sailing and varied weather conditions to contend with, our final overall position was 26th out of 106 boats.
Having had our briefing the plan was to get at least three races in on each of first two days, this was achieved and I must say with a real mixed bag of weather conditions to contend with, from the first day of experiencing some really shifty wind patterns to the second day having such light airs and warm weather which brought its different challenges. After the second day sailing we were lying in 35th place with qualified us for the gold fleet. The amazing weather continued into the the 3rd day and whilst is was nice to catch the rays it came with its frustrations as we only managed to get one race in which was also cut short but still accountable. At the end of day three we were lying in 19th position.
All change when we woke on day 4. quite overcast with winds that exceeded 23 knots at times, different challenges again to contend with but overall we sailed well. Our final position saw us in 26th place which was reflected in the final race where sadly we had to retire due to the jib collapsing thus not able to finish.
We had an Amazing weekend sailing and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsor ‘Sailing Chandlery’ who always support us - thank you
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