Aaron Evans at the Island Barn Topper Open

Aaron Evans from Silver Wing SC 1st non Squad Sailing at the Island Barn Reservoir Topper Winter Open - photo (c) Tessa Groves Aaron Evans first place for a non Zone Squad competitor

Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club held their annual winter Topper regatta on Saturday 5 March, despite an icy start to the day the Toppers got on the water for a day of four races.  The kids had to cope with various weather conditions hail, snow, rain and a very small amount of sun together with increasing wind speeds during the day which would put off most sailors.

A majority of the children represent the South East Zone squad, so for Aaron this was going to be a tough day if was going to achieve anything.  When he saw the size and ages of the competitors he thought he would not win anything, but he was determined to fight his corner.  Whilst he may have not come in the top three places he did win a medal for being the highest ranking non Zone Squad competitor on the day.

Well done Aaron.