All Smiles and Success @ the Sprint 15 Catamaran National Championships
The Sprint 15 catamaran 2016 National Championships, hosted by the Pwllheli Sailing Club from their new building looking out over the beach took place over the August Bank holiday. Sailors from all over the UK and further afield, Hong Kong, took part both single handed and two up.
Windsport with their event trailer and team were there in support with replacement part and mobile workshop keeping the teams on the water and providing Sprint 15 related coaching tips.
Good weather and excellent race officer work ensured all the races were completed with a clear “father and daughter” team winning many of the races making them 2016 overall national champions.
Sophia ( 8 yrs. old) and father Sean Mac Keene lead the way in the results racing two-up as one of the family sailing teams alongside a strong fleet of uni-rigged single- handed sailors.
The success of the family duo confirmed what a truly versatile family boat the Sprint 15 catamaran can be providing fun, speed, simplicity, class and technical challenge for a wide range of sailors. The next big Sprint 15 event will be the “Grafham Catamaran Open 22-23 October and the class welcome all Sprint 15 sailors and those individuals / families keen to find out more about the class to join them over the weekend.
Overall results as follows :-
1st Sophia & Sean McKenna
2nd Stuart Snell
3rd Paul Grattage
For more information about the Sprint 15 and class contact :-
Sprint 15 class association www.sprint15.com