Windsurfer Wilson second in Sorrento

Written by 25th February 2020 Featured-post, World Championships

Emma Wilson, women’s RS:X © Lloyd Images

EVENT: RS:X Worlds (25-29 February 2020)

VENUE: Sorrento, Australia

HEADLINES:

  • Small delay before racing gets underway
  • All fleets complete the scheduled three races
  • Steady 11-16 knot wind from the south for all fleets
  • Emma Wilson takes a race win and two eighth places to sit second overall
  • Tom Squires leads British men in 13th
  • Slow start from Andy Brown before a fourth puts the Scot in 18th overall
  • Kieran Martin completes the British line up in 28th position

EVENT: Laser Radial Worlds (23-28 February 2020)

VENUE: Sandringham, Melbourne, Australia

HEADLINES:

  • Long wait on shore as storm hits Sandringham
  • Only one completed race late in the day
  • Southerly wind at 18-20 knots when racing got underway
  • Ali Young continues to climb moving up to 13th overall
  • Young with a fourth in the solitary race

Alison Young, Laser Radial © Lloyd Images

WHAT THEY SAID:

Emma Wilson (20, Christchurch, Dorset), RS:X women:

“I had three good races. In the top ten in all of them and the second race I won. It was a pretty good day. This venue is so tricky and people were all over the place. Everyone doesn’t want to mess it up on the first day and thankfully I didn’t do that.”

Ali Young (32, Bewdley, Worcs), Laser Radial:

“Tricky day for the race officers today with thunderstorms going on but we got one race away. We had a fresh breeze, I made some mistakes, but on the whole it was good. Hopefully we get a bit more racing in the next few days.”

Tom Squires (26, Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire), RS:X men:

“I could have had a shocker today so I’m happy I didn’t. It’s good for the start of the championships, I’m feeling quick but I need to be more confident on the start line and smash some starts.

“I think it will be storm chasing tomorrow so I’m looking forward to that. It’s my kind of conditions. Just got to make sure I don’t fall in and I’ll be alright.”

Andy Brown (20, Glasgow, Scotland), RS:X men:

“I didn’t execute quite what I wanted. It was a bit all over the place in the first two starts but I got it together in the last race with a fourth so that pulled me back into the mix. Pleased with the last race and pleased with my speed but unfortunately the scores don’t quite show the potential that was there.”

RESULTS:

RS:X results can be found here

Radial results can be found here

Follow the British Sailing Team’s progress at www.britishsailingteam.com and on our social media channels.

Tom Squires © Richard Aspland