St Davids College


Team Greenhalgh rule the waves

Published: 10.09.2023 ( 8 months ago )

Millie, Ben and Phoebe participated in the RS Feva Championships in Follonia, Italy.

The event lasted a week, involving 422 sailors in 211 Fevas (two-person dinghy) from 15 countries across the globe. The event included some particularly challenging conditions with racing in winds touching 30 Kts and big waves.

Millie and her helm placed 28th in the bronze fleet, Phoebe placed 27th in the silver fleet.

Ben and his crew performed brilliantly against very determined competition to win the Gold fleet and become the 2023 RS Feva World Champions.

Just two days after his success in the Feva, Ben began the week-long Tera Pro World Championships (one-person boat) on Lake Iseo, Italy. This was another challenging competition, mostly in very light winds. Ben won the Championships and, in doing so, has become a double World Champion.

On return to the UK, he continued his remarkable success by winning the UK National Tera Pro Championships in extremely windy conditions at the Isle of Wight, which complements his win at the RS Feva National Championships in May half term. Never has anyone completed the quadruple of double World Champion and double National Champion in these boats. An extraordinary achievement Ben.

All of us at St David’s College are extremely proud of all three for their amazing achievements as they have all shown great dedication, commitment, and resilience in sometimes incredibly challenging sailing conditions and against tough competitors. Well done Team Greenhalgh!