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Trophy Haul for Cadet

Congratulations to Sam G, Year 12, for an incredibly successful year of sailing at Mersea where he was crowned Club Champion! Sam’s trophy haul consisted of:

  • BBC Cup for Spring series 1st ILCA

  • Double Diamond Cup for Spring series 1st cadet overall

  • Acorn Challenge Cup for Spring series mixed handicap overall winner

  • Essex County Standard Cup for Summer series 1st ILCA

  • Jeffrey Cup for Summer series, mixed handicap overall winner

  • US Robotics Plate for Autumn series 1st ILCA

  • Nass Bowl for Autumn series mixed handicap overall winner

As a result of his wins for the winter, spring, summer and autumn series, he was also awarded the following:

  • Best ILCA trophy for season performance

  • Dabchicks Youth Trophy for overall cadet champion

  • The Dabchicks Trophy for overall dinghy champion

Throughout the season he has also won the following silverware:

  • Cocum Cup for overall winner of medium fleet in Mersea Week

  • Bland Salver plate for overall winner of medium fleet at the Dabchicks regatta (during Mersea Week)

  • Port Starboard challenge cup – fastest combined double circumnavigation of the island.

Sam comments, “I’ve had a brilliant season at Dabchicks Sailing Club. It is a great club and I’m really grateful to everyone who supports the sailors, allowing us to race so often. Over the year there has been some very close competition from highly experienced sailors so I feel really proud to have won overall and be the Club Champion.

As well as training with highly experienced sailors, I’ve definitely benefited from the coaching I receive at RHS. Mr Sibson, Mr Hickman and Mr Line are all outstanding coaches and a lot of my development is down to their support. Over the next year I am going to move into an ILCA7 and will continue racing at Dabchicks as much as I possibly can. I also want to try out some performance dinghies.”

Mr Ed Sibson, Director of Sailing, comments, “Sam joined RHS in Year 9 and has been a highly committed member of our Sailing Academy, training with us twice a week whatever the weather. To have achieved this incredible haul of trophies over the last year is testament to the progress he has made and his commitment to the sport. I’m absolutely thrilled for Sam and the success he has achieved, clearly proving himself to be one of the best sailors at the renowned Dabchicks Sailing Club on Mersea Island.”

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