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Sailing pair continue success with 29er Grand Prix win
10th October 2016

A pair of sailing stars at Rydal Penrhos continued their phenomenal success at a recent event.

Ewan Luke and Zac Blomeley, both Year 11 pupils at the school, came away with the Junior category at the Harken 29er Grand Prix in Weymouth last weekend.

The talented duo achieved the feat in testing conditions despite this being just their second event since switching from the RS Feva class following their success at the World Championships in July.

In the three competitive races they took part in, the pair managed to secure second, fourth and ninth to finish first in the junior section and 15th overall out of 55 boats.

Their success has also caught the eye of scouts, who have invited the young stars to attend a series of T1 transitioning training classes after a recent profiling at Salford University.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “This is yet more fantastic news for Ewan and Zac, who have made the transition over to the 29er class seamlessly to continue their success.

“They work extremely hard on improving their craft and work very well as a team, which is bringing them a great deal of recognition at national and international level.

“We are confident that this is just the start of bigger and better things for the pair and our sailing programme will strive to ensure that their goals are met.”

 

Photo caption:

  • Ewan Luke and Zac Blomeley at the Harken 29er Grand Prix in Weymouth.
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