Who will be crowned the Champions of Champions?
The unique event in the UK dinghy sailing world is held on the tidal waters of the rivers Crouch and Roach at the end of every year. It’s an invitation-only three-day event, with the guest-list hand-picked from National Champions of selected recognised fleets. The RYA recognises The Endeavour as the pinnacle of that year’s dinghy sailing achievements which will hail a ‘Champion of Champions’.
Champions will race in RS200’s and the weekend will consist of 8 races on a windward-leeward course in the rivers Crouch and Roach. The combination of such a simple course and such talented sailors means tactics will be key in taking the lead!
The Friday will be a training day with Steve Irish whereby all sailors will have a chance to get used to racing the RS200’s and train against their fellow competitors, before a video de-brief.
Here is the list of the RS Champions who have accepted their place at this exclusive event:
- RS Feva – Joey Taylor & Terry Hacker
- 2000 Class – Jasper Barnham & Richard Thomas
- RS Tera – Alice Davis & Dylan McPherson
- RS800 – Luke McEwen & Emma McEwen
- RS200 – James Peters & Maddy Anderson
- RS Aero 5 – William Caiger & Catlin Morley
- RS Aero 9 – Liam Willis & Will Taylor
Luke Patience and Ben Saxton have also been invited to compete in the Endeavor Trophy this year. With all these talented sailors on one racecourse it is guaranteed to be a weekend of very high calibre racing, but who will go home with the title?
The forecast is looking varied so it’s all to play for! Will the RS200 team have the advantage? Will the RS Aero sailors work well in a duo? How will the RS800 take to hiking?
It’s set to be an exciting weekend of competitive racing, stay tuned with all the updates on the Endeavour Trophy Twitter page!