WEYMOUTH’s young representatives have got off to a flying start in the RYA Youth Nationals which are taking place on Hayling Island.

Defending champion Andy Brown (Largs/WPNSA) stole the RS:X course with a perfect scoreline. Starting the event as favourite, Brown did not disappoint taking all three bullets to start the week as he means to go on.

“It was a great day, I really enjoyed it. Getting three firsts was perfect,” said Brown.

Brown faced a challenge in the final race with Ben Tweedle (Emsworth SC) initially leading the pack, but his experience paid off as he fought his way back up to the top.

“The last race was more difficult, there were big shifts and I lost out a few times but I got it back in the end. I could have had a better race, although I did go on to win so I’ll let myself off for that,” explained Brown.

Brown continued: “The plan for the rest of the week is to carry on, focus on my processes and I hope I get a good result in the end.”

In the Techno section, Izzy Adcock, also from Weymouth, finished as first girl and third place overall behind Ethan Moody (Oxford SC) and James Bulson (Croft Farm).

With places up for grab for the Techno plus training group in preparation for the Youth Olympic Games next year, it is all to play for.

Racing continues for all classes from today until Friday April 14 at Hayling Island Sailing Club.