Bermuda Sailors Help RHS School Win In UK

January 27, 2023

Royal Hospital School [RHS] in Ipswich, UK — which features three Bermuda sailors –  is celebrating their recent success in the Under 19 Women’s Team Racing National Championship.

Six female sailors from RHS — including Sophia Dias, Millie Lewis, and Nicole Stovell as team captain — travelled to Rutland Sailing Club for the Women’s Team Racing National Championship to compete in two days of racing. The other team members consisted of Grace Coleman Reaston-Brown, Georgie Stammers, and Audrey Foley.

RHS National Championship January 2023

Racing conditions were challenging with high winds of 20-30 knots across the event. RHS started the round-robin strong, winning their first race against the Warwick Mermaids, a team from the University of Warwick. The team then secured victories against the University of Manchester, the University of East Anglia and the University of Bath. These results gained the team a place in the silver league, in which the team won five out of five races, with a success rate of 100%.

For the U19 Women’s National Champion title, RHS raced Rutland Hydra on the second day, and won 2-0, earning the trophy and ending the weekend winning all seven races on the second day.

Sailing team captain, Bermudian Nicole Stovell in Year 13, commented on her team’s success saying: “On behalf of my team, I would like to thank the school for giving us this opportunity to represent RHS and Mr Sibson for organizing our participation and supporting us throughout the event.”

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