WEDNESDAY, APR. 25: Sailors from the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club swept the board in the Junior Opti and the Comet classes during the weekend’s regattas.
Dinghy Club juniors picked up the top three places in the 2012 Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association’s World Trials.
RHADC sailors also clinched first, second and third position in the Comet class.
The two competitions took place on Sunday in the Great Sound under clear skies and 14-18 knot winds.
In the Optimist class 2011 National Champion Rory Caslin stormed into the lead after five races.
The 14-year-old sits at the top of the table with six points, ahead of fellow Dinghy club sailors Mikey Wollmann and Peter Dill, who finished the first round of competition in second and third respectively.
The second of four rounds of Optimist racing will take place this Saturday.
Meanwhile in the Comets class RHADC part-time coach Stevie Dickinson took the spoils finishing in first place.
Dinghy Club sailors Dimitri Stevens and Ellie Wollmann came in second, while Tre Joinville took third position.
Jorge Chiapparo, RHADC head coach, said: “We are very pleased with the performances of our talented junior sailors.
“We are looking forward to even more success as the team develops under our new head racing coach Nico Stefani, who recently arrived from Uruguay.”
Rear Commodore Neil Redburn added: “Junior sailing is a vital part of the RHADC.
“And we were excited to see so many of our sailors participating at the weekend.
“The RHADC is being well represented and these results bode well for the future of our Junior Sailing Programme and the Club.”
For information about the RHADC Junior Sailing Programme contact Jorge Chiapparo by emailing email@example.com.