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Sailing Success

Posted On: 09/05/19

From 1 - 4th May, Ollie Mears in Year 8 took part in the GBR Optimist Selection Trials. The invitational GBR Team Selection Trials take place over four days each year, bringing together the country's top Optimist sailors to compete to represent Great Britain at international events each summer, including the Optimist World and European Championships.

With 3 wins out of 12 races Oliie finished in 6th place overall. Although this meant that he missed selection to the World GB team by a mere one place, he has been selected as the first placed sailor to represent GBR in the European Championships this June.

To add to this fantastic result, Ollie was also named as the 'most improved boy' - so we look forward to hearing of more great successes in the future.

Well Done, Ollie!