On the 11th-15th of April the RYA held the Youth Nationals in Pwllheli on the north west coast of Wales. Representing Starcross were Izzy Smith and Tesni King, both crewing on Nacra 15s.
Izzy has been crewing for her dad on the hurricane at Starcross over the last five years and has more recently been partnered up with Sam Steward sailing the Nacra 15. Having spent many weekends training with Sam in Weymouth they were hoping for a good regatta
Tesni has been helming on the Hurricane for the last four years and both Julian (her helm) and Tesni have had limited experience on the Nacra and had not sailed together prior to the event.
Both had a great event, with Sam and Izzy dominating the first four days, sailed in lighter winds. Tesni and Julian showed moments of promise, getting some good individual race results. Both thoroughly enjoyed the experience of sailing with the best youth sailors from around the country.
Sam and Izzy did enough to take the event win and are the 2022 RYA Youth National Champions in the Nacra 15. Tesni finished 5th, having learnt a lot from the five-day regatta. Both were itching to get back on the water for the Easter series so we look forward to racing against them soon.