Frensham Pond Sailing Club Cadet (FPSC) sailors joined a 21-boat British team that went to Nieuwpoort, Belgium, to compete in the 2023 Cadet World Championship.

The sailors competed against teams from Ukraine, Belgium, Argentina, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic and Poland.

FPSC cadet class captain David Boddy said: “It was an amazing experience for these junior sailors to represent their country at the Cadet World Championship.

“Out of seven British boats selected to be on the world team, five were from Frensham. We also had six sailors in the promotional fleet.

“Nieuwpoort can be a very challenging place to sail.

“It is a world away from the conditions our cadet sailors are used to at the pond.

“Over the course of the five-day event they had to contend with very strong winds and up to two-metre-high waves. I am very proud of them all.”

FPSC cadets achieved several top-ten placings in the series across the main and promotional fleets.

In the main fleet the best results were: George Little and Hugh Voysey scored a ninth, Amelie Whitehouse and Maddy Sherwood a fifth, Sam Nee and Audrey Guimali a third place, Sophia Sfaxi and Evie Boddy a fifth and Tom Shepherd and Joe Mycroft an eighth place.

In the promotional fleet Zachary Windibank and Alice Boddy scored a third and Alex McEwan and Amber Guimali a first place. Frensham cadets had two top-ten places overall in the promo fleet. McEwan and Amber Guimali came eighth and Windibank and Alice Boddy came ninth.

Nee and Audrey Guimali were the highest-placed FPSC boat in the main fleet in 17th.

Corinne Whitehouse