Adele Young and Daniel Burns who both started sailing at Spinnaker sailing club in around 2009/10 in Optimists on Sunday mornings qualified to be part of the 420 GBR team for the 420 Worlds in Perth Australia at Xmas and the open European championships which are in Athens in July.
Due to high costs for both events they will probably only go to Athens which in itself will be a great experience.
This was a great achievement as firstly Daniel had been helming 420s for a year before having to stop all his sports for about 12 months due to a knee injury. He got back in a boat helming a 420 last July and they started sailing as a pair in September.
They have sailed together over the winter in the open class training and qualified for the team places after a 3 event qualifying/selection series comprising of 27 races with 4 races discarded.
Well done Adele and Daniel.