We had a number of Otters selected for the RYA Eastern Region Winter Zone squad and four of these were selected as part of a team of eight to represent the zone at the Eric Twiname Championship Selection Event. The event took place over the weekend of the 8th/9th May and there were 60 Optimists sailors competing from zones all around the country.
Conditions on the Saturday were horrible - blowing a gale, freezing cold and raining - only the hardy survived. On Sunday it was the complete opposite and so competitors found it far more controllable.
Well done to the Eastern Team but especially well done to our Otter members of the team whose final positions were:-
Chay Taylor in 27th place
Kathryn Hutton-Penman in 32nd place
Arthur Brown in 36th place
Thomas Jayasekara in 45th place