Adele Young and Alex Schonrock (Parkstone YC and Adele’s 420 sailing partner) flew out to Gran Canaria just before Christmas.
They have been training with a squad from Gran Canaria from the 20th until 23rd and have been relaxing over Christmas. From the 27th until 29th inclusive they are competing in the Optimist TROFEO INTERNACIONAL AECIO, the final round in the Spanish series.
Adele was invited to go by the parents of Eduardo who came to the British Optimist nationals and stayed with the Schonrock family for two weeks. Adeled lent him her old boat for the nationals and in return she was invited to stay with the family for Xmas. They have arranged the free charter of two boats, free training with Eduardo’s squad plus free entry to the event. Adele was a little apprehensive about flying out and staying with strangers for Xmas but it was an opportunity she couldn’t refuse, especially as next year is her final year in the Optimist class before moving into the 420.
We hope racing has gone well so far and look forward to hearing the results.