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SAILING: World's best are tested at Weymouth & Portland
3:05pm Friday 16th August 2013 in Sport
THE Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) welcomed some of the world’s top youth sailors to the borough’s waters for the RS Tera World Championships.
More than 120 entries were made up of 50 Pros and 72 Sports drawn from nine countries.
There was ample excitement among the young fleet as their event coincided with the anniversary of London 2012, where the world’s top sailors battled for gold.
Wind strengths were too high to race at the start of the event, so WPNSA put on some supervised sailing as a warm-up for the competitors.
The youth sailors eventually got straight into the action with three races taking place on the first day of competitive racing.
The RS Tera fleet were greeted with beautiful sailing conditions on their last full day’s racing, with sunshine and the wind at around 10 knots.
The event was a great success, with WPNSA drawing in some of the country’s top young racers, as well as attracting interest from overseas competitors who came to challenge themselves in the UK’s waters.
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