Over the weekend just under 40 sailors took part in the first ever Welsh e-sailing championships. The racing was run using Virtual Regatta and sailors were in touch with each other through zoom.

Fleets included a RS Terra, Optimist, Topper, and a General Handicap/ Coach/ Parent Fleet.

Sarah McGovern, RYA Cymru Wales Performance Manager and Event Director said: "It was great to see so many sailors taking part in the e-racing. Though we couldn't run the Welsh Youth & Junior Championships we were still able to provide the opportunity for sailors to practice their strategy and tactics and to interact with other sailors over Zoom. We are also able to offer racing to Parents and Coaches who would normally we volunteering or working at the event. Thank you to Jonny McGovern for helping run some of the racing. Hopefully we can get back on the water for some sailing and racing soon!"

“Sport has a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals. E-Sailing has enabled the boating community to keep in touch with their friends and fellow club members during the lockdown restrictions. In May we held the e-sailing spring club championships, several CYRCs have been run through virtual regatta and now we’ve had a successful Welsh Youth and Junior Championships, I’m looking forward to seeing more e-sailing take place as well as the return of actual boating! Well done to all of the competitors and thank you to Sarah and the events team for organising” concluded Gerwyn Owen, RYA Cymru Wales CEO."

Full results can be found here.