It was a hat-trick for Hamilton and a whole raft of well earned victories for the cream of Britain’s sailing talent yesterday (April 9) as the curtain came down on the 2010 RYA Volvo Youth National Championships at Weymouth & Portland.
After a long week which saw almost the full series of races completed, nine new National Champion crowns were handed out with RS:X Youth World Champion Izzy Hamilton making it a hat-trick in clinching her third girls RYA Volvo Youth National title at the event.
Hamilton comments; “It’s been a tough week, especially the last few days where we had to do a lot of pumping in the light winds, so I’m really pleased and relived that it’s over and that I’ve got my hat-trick”
Having lead the girls fleet all week Hamilton’s dominance was clear, winning two of the twelve races at the event. The National title kick starts what looks to be another great season for Holsworthy’s Hamilton following her ISAF Youth World’s Silver medal and Youth World title of last year.
The boys competition was a tight contest between Connor Bainbridge (Halifax) and Techno U17 World Champion Sam Sills (Launceston) who was sailing his first UK event on an RS:X board. Sills won out picking up the RS:X National crown to further furnish his trophy cabinet having racked up the most consistent results of the two.
For full results and list of winners visit www.ryaracingevents.org.uk/youthnationals