It was a really gruelling week for many reasons at the Youth Nationals for Elliot and Jake. Lack of wind frustrated them and many other boats; the rankings after 2 days threw out a few surprises.
They sat 44th out of about 50 boats on day one! Over the series they managed to do what they do best and grind out steady results to finish 8th overall. Slightly below the target they set themselves but considering the first day's sailing, was pretty awesome. This achievement was also remarkable as they had decided to part company as a team after the Youths, so wanting to go out on a high pushed them that little bit harder.
It's been a great time from Fevas to 29ers, with many highs and lows along the way and they have both matured throughout the journey. They are both now looking forward to new ventures with different partners having sailed together for over 5 years, the longest partnership in the boat park.
Elliott and Jake, 29er