Musto Academics at Largs

The squad posted some top results at the recent RYA Volvo Youth National Championship

Tuesday April 28th 2009, Author: Brian Pilcher, Location: United Kingdom
Contending with very difficult conditions at the RYA Volvo Youth National Championships and Trials at Largs, the 2008 Musto Academics posted some excellent results.

In the RS:X windsurf fleet, Devon girl Izzy Hamilton (above) took the trophy for top female for the second year running - an exceptional performance in the challenging winds, which prevailed throughout the event.

Martin Evans, of West Mersea, finished second in the Laser class, having won two races and equal on points with the winner, Phillip Reynolds, who took victory on count back.

Emsworth’s Alex Mothersele sailing with Hamish Ellis took 8th position in the 29ers - an excellent result for their first major event in this demanding class.

Launched in 2007, the Academy recognises those sailors who may not have actually won medals, but have shown the potential and desire to make the most of their talent, while also acting as a positive role model for other sailors in their age group or class. Members each receive a year’s worth of Musto technical and shore-side clothing, offsetting some of the expenses incurred in training and campaigning on the circuit in the UK and overseas.

The origins of the Musto brand were founded in Olympic and Youth Sailing: Keith Musto represented Great Britain in three Olympic games and brought home a silver medal from Tokyo for the Flying Dutchman class. His son, Nigel, was UK National Optimist champion in 1977.

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