The RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series wings its way to Warsash Sailing Club this weekend (12-13 May) for the final event in its three-stop tour for 2007.
With competition tight across several of the classes, the stage is set for an exciting final showdown, with British talents across the Olympic classes ready to battle it out for a place at the top of the final Spring Series rankings.
The RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series, comprising three early season events, provides a focus for new talents either on the World Class programme or those aspiring to be, regular Olympic classes racers, as well as the top Skandia Team GBR performers when available.
After the opening two events of the Series, held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from 17-18 February and Rutland Sailing Club from 17-18 March, sailors from the Finn, 470 and 49er classes will battle for honours this weekend.
In the battle for the women’s 470 title, Hannah Mills-Katrina Hughes and Ally Martin-Lottie Clay are also locked on equal points.
“The Spring Series not only provides quality racing opportunities for Olympic classes sailors, but is also a springboard for young talents looking to gauge their skills against seasoned campaigners in their classes,” said Olympic Development Squad Manager Barrie Edgington.
“There’s certainly an exciting weekend ahead in Warsash as we see who emerges at the top of the final Series rankings.”
For further information, please contact:
RYA Team GBR Communications Officer
T: 02380 604216
M: 07900 570530
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