Congratulations to four of Shustoke’s Optimist fleet who have been selected to compete at the Eric Twiname Championships in May.
Oscar, Scarlett and Ralph Cawthorne along with Harry Marlow have all been successful in securing an invitation to race in this highly prestigious National junior event where they will not only represent Shustoke Sailing Club but also the Midlands region.
All four sailors are part of the RYA Optimist Zone Squad and spend one weekend each month performance training with top-rated coaches.
During their Zone training, sailors compete in a race series with the top 10 finishers overall being selected to attend the Eric Twiname Championships which will be hosted at Rutland S.C.
Shustoke Sailors have consistently been at the top end of the fleet during the race series with Oscar taking the overall win in superb fashion.  Harry has steadily improved and put his new sail to good effect.
Watch out for results of the Championships in due course.
It was great to hear Harry mention that the coaching courses held at Shustoke recently have helped him to improve his racing!
Good luck to all at the Championships, a further report to follow with their results…