St Peter’s well presented in IAPS Sailing Competition

Before half term St Peter’s were represented by 
four keen sailors in the IAPS U11 and U13 
competition in Weymouth. Day one saw Max and Joe join the 27 entries in the RS
 Zest fleet, where they sailed three races in
 challenging conditions with the maximum 
average wind of just 3.5 knots! Despite a tricky 
first race that lasted more than 1.5hrs in the
 midday sun, the boys secured a 14th place, and
 as the breeze picked up they romped home with a
 4th and 2nd place in the final two races. They
 secured a very credible 5th and, having only
 sailed together for the first time very recently-
they proved to be a fantastic team!
 On day two, Josh and Angus
 sailed in the Feva fleet, which attracts the more experienced sailors;
 particularly in this age group.
 There were 22 entries, including a
 World Champion and a notable 
number of competitors sporting
 National Squad badges! Despite 
very light and fickle breeze in the 
first race, the conditions improved 
during the 4 races, and by the 
end they were hiking hard in the 
stronger winds. The boys did
 really well to come 8th overall, 
only one point away from 6th
 place. They held steely nerve, with 3 really good starts and some smart
 tactics demonstrated during the racing and came off the water exhausted but
 very happy!