Student yachting team crowned World Champions
University of Southampton’s student yachting team have been crowned World Champions by winning the 34th Student Yachting World Cup.
This is the first time that the University has ever won the World Cup.
They beat 11 other teams from the around the world across six days of racing at La Rochelle, France producing a fantastic performance by winning nine of the 16 races.
The team members were –
Conrad Manning, fourth-year Ship Science
Anabel Vose, second-year Ship Science
Dan Flanigan, MSC Ship Science graduate
George Johnson, fourth-year Ship Science
Jonty Cook, Economics graduate
Richard Burrows, Ship Science graduate
Kate Devereux, second-year Ship Science
Jamie Diamond, second-year Ship Science
Conrad said: “It was an absolutely fantastic week, competing against top notch teams in beautiful weather. It still has not quite sunk in that we won!”
Conrad was interviewed on BBC Radio Solent about the team’s success. Listen to the interview here (it starts at 02:16:40): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p028cr78
To read all the updates from the week, please see https://www.facebook.com/ConradManningRacing