My 14 year old son Connor Myers is a member of the Brixham Junior Sailing Club.
He has enjoyed a lot of success over the last couple of months winning best overall sailor in 2014 and 2016. He came joint first in the Peter Bartlett Regatta last month. He also came 2nd in the Brixham Regatta and was awarded best cadet 2016. He has taken part in Barts Bash in both 2015 and 2016 which is a world wide event. He managed to place quite well in this, given that he was up against adults and professional sailors.
He has set his sights on getting to the Olympics in the future. At present he is using a Laser dinghy that was given to him. This was not in the best condition and had a large hole in the hull, however we have managed to make it useable.
To improve his sailing and chances of getting to the Olympics he is going to need a better boat, and to compete in more national competitions. This is going to be quite expensive.
He has set up a go fund me page to help him achieve this:- https://t.co/iGVzkRw9op and is also saving up from his paper round.Follow