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Junior sailors excel in England

Three Bermudian sailors reached the podium in the YA Youth Match Racing Nationals in Weymouth, England over the weekend.

Taking on top UK youth teams at the regatta, Jason Saints, Jordan Saints, and Emily Nagel finished third in cold and blustery conditions.

One of the best races for the trio was against Mark Lees, currently ranked 26th in the world.

The team gained control at the pre start and came out ahead on the first upwind leg. With better boat speed they were able to open up a sizeable lead around the course and went on to seize the win.

The team's successful momentum continued as they finished the round-robin in a three-way tie for first with seven wins and one loss.

On the final day of sailing, the team battled with Philip Bendon of Ireland in the semi-finals but were knocked out after two close races.

The Saints brothers were unable to return to Bermuda this year to join Lance Fraser for the Gold Cup due to university studies.

Both Jordan and Jason are currently studying for their Masters degrees at the University of Exeter, while Nagel is in her second year studying for her Undergraduate Degree at the University of Southampton.

Jordan Saints (left), Emily Nagel (centre) and Jason Saints pictured with their trophies at the end of the Match Racing Championships in Weymouth, England.

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Published October 16, 2013 at 6:59 pm (Updated October 16, 2013 at 6:59 pm)

Junior sailors excel in England

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