Year 7 compete at the Dorset Secondary School Games Sailing Regatta

Six of our Year 7 pupils went to the Dorset Secondary School Games Sailing Regatta last Friday and competed against 11 other schools from across Dorset.

Leweston had 6 pupils in the Challenge Fleet, a paired race. Flora P and Ellen D won their qualifying race and finished second in their final race giving them the best average time out of all the competitors (28). This saw them take the Gold medal in this race. Flora S-B, Sacha B, Ellie B and Chloe J also sailed fantastically well but missed out on placing in this event.

Flora S-B also competed in the Gold Fleet in a solo race on a more complex course. Again, she sailed fantastically considering she was competing against a very large field (63 competitors) including some much older students.

Niki Birrell, a British Paralympic sailor who has won four International Foundation of Disabled Sailors (IFDS) World Championship titles and a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Paralympics presented the medals.