Above: Our Cadet team of Oliver Manton and Tom Alexander put this Video together before departing for England which captures the incredible journey these youngsters have been on. Below: is the final report #8 from our Head Coach Tony Bull.
Well it has been a little over 24 hours since Tom and Sophie won the world championship. A sensational effort, I had the pleasure of having parents Peter and Cait out with me on the coaches RIB to see their two kids take it out with a race to spare. They showed extraordinary composure to keep focus through a testing morning. The wind would just not settle enough in direction to allow the Race Committee to set a fair course. After 3 aborted attempts they finally got away in about 10-12 knot breeze. The German pair of Julian and Matthias were the only boat that could beat them going into the last day. It was immediately obvious that the day belonged to the Aussies as the jumped away in the leading bunch with the German team well back. At the first mark it was Tophie 2nd around the top mark and their rivals well back in the high 30’s. A position that was held all day and the title was theirs. More