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Short Half 2017

Sailing

Sailing Boats
Two boys in sailing boat
Sailing Boats

Winchester owns and races six Fireflies that we team race. Team racing is a dark art requiring exceptional sailing ability, thorough knowledge of the racing rules and, of course, very good team-work; it is often likened to chess on water.

We run two inter-house competitions, team racing and fleet racing both called Clementi Pot. In addition to this we have a senior and junior team which have regular fixtures against comparable schools in the south, including Eton, Severn Oaks, Canford and Southampton University. We compete in all major inter-schools' regional events, the schools' fleet racing event at Itchenor (now in its 60th year) and the RYA Eric Twiname National Team Racing Championships.

In 2015 we were the top school at the National Team Racing Championships, taking 2nd place having come 3rd in 2014. In 2016 we also won the BSDRA Thames Valley Regional Event.