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Bewl Optimists nominated for Yachts & Yachting Achievement Award

08 Jan 2018

Yachts and Yachting have put forward Bewl Optimists Ella Lance, Josh Davies and Ollie Hill for the Young Sailor of the Year award for breaking Nick Rodgers' world record for sailing around the Isle of Wight.  


The three friends set off on their record attempt at 4 a.m. on 9 August 2017 and, battling unexpectedly low winds and monsoon conditions, Ollie, Ella and Josh completed the 60-mile challenge in Optimist dinghies in 11 hours and 29 minutes - almost 12 hours nonstop sailing each!      


Olympic medallist Nick Rogers previously held the record with a time of 13 hours and 55 minutes. 


The winner of the award will be announced at the London Boat Show on 11th January 2018.