Manx Youth Sailing Squad members Ffinlo Wright and Matthew Petts represented the Buchan School today at the first IAPS Regatta in Weymouth.
This is a Pico regatta with entrants coming from schools around the British Isles. There were 15 entries in the Under 11 Class. Ffinlo and Matt enjoyed some good racing in excellent conditions at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. They sailed consistently at the front of the fleet and over the five races finished: 3rd, 4th, 6th, 3rd and 4th.
In the overall results the boys, with Ffinlo and the helm and Matt crewing, finished 4th place, only one point short of the top three.
Ffinlo said “it was great, the wind got better and better thoughout the day, we were on form and got good starts, but the competition was very tough.”
Ffinlo is off to Dover next for GBR RS Tera Squad training this weekend and Matthew is heading home, we look forward to seeing him for his first Manx Youth Sailing Squad training session next weekend.