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H2 Sailing Team Win Under 25 Trophy at Cowes Week


One of the highlights of this week was the competition for the Under 25 Trophy, which had one of the best prizes on offer – a chance for the skipper of the winning crew and guest to race in Antigua Sailing Week 2020, with flights and accommodation provided, as part of the ASW Youth to Keel Programme.
Not surprisingly this trophy was extremely closely contested but the overall winner was Ollie Hill and his H2 Sailing Team on an SB20 who walked away with the prestigious prize.
Chatting about his win, a delighted Hill commented: “The Antigua Sailing Week prize has got to be the best one here and we certainly weren’t expecting to win. It is absolutely amazing and we are really happy. I have no idea who I’m taking yet. That’s a little bit of a difficult question, because it is still under negotiation.”
On his preparations for the event, Hill added: “We got the crew together about four months ago and we did three days training in Lymington. This is our first event so we are just really pleased to have come away with such a good result. Our win was just about focusing on the processes and trying not to look at the results too much to keep myself calm. I think we managed to do that reasonably well and come out with an amazing result, we’re really happy.”

Trophies Won:
1st U25 Crew
2nd U25 Skipper
1st Sb20 Overall
1st SB20 'Mini Slam'
4th SB20 'Grand Slam'