Eight pupils from Priestlands School, sponsored by Typhoon International participated in the 68th National Schools Sailing Championships held at Itchenor Sailing Club on the 27 & 28th June.
Racing in RS Fevas in a large fleet of 98 boats against schools from across the country, pairings Freya Hutchinson & Joanna Macalister, Sienna Mordaunt & Flora Bunce, Alex Breese & Louie Punton and Amelia Hutchinson & Clodagh Punton were put to the test, racing eight windward-leeward courses in the series on the Chichester Channel.
Conditions on Monday were testing, with a fresh breeze and gusts of 25 knots, Tuesday saw lighter conditions with a moderate breeze and far fewer capsizes. Both days the sun shone and all children came ashore smiling.
Priestlands School’s best result was achieved by Freya & Joanna coming 5th in one race and 9th overall, an amazing achievement. Much fun had by all, they are already in talks for preparation for 2023!