In July seven members went to Hayling Island for six days of racing in the 2018 Solo Nationals. James Boyce achieved a best race result of 4th and came 14th overall, and Fraser Hayden came 29th overall. Not bad out of a total of 103 sailors!
Not to be outdone, at the beginning of August six Papercourt sailors took part in the first week of the RS Games in Weymouth. An incredible 206 Aeros and 150 Teras competed in the 2018 Aero and Tera World Championships. In the Aero 5 fleet Mark Carleton and Kate Wharmby came 18th and 38th overall respectively; James Witts came 21st overall in the Aero 7 Gold fleet and Neil Wharmby came 15th overall in the Silver fleet; and Tom Wharmby came 47th overall in the Tera Pro fleet and James Carleton (junior) came 6th in the Tera Sport Silver fleet.
And then 14 young Papercourt sailors went to the 71st UK Optimist Nationals at Pwllheli, where a whopping 385 boats were split over four fleets. Best Papercourt performances of the week were 8th overall in the Main Fleet – Junior Gold and first in the Regatta Racing Fleet. In addition one Papercourt sailor was selected for the late summer IOCA training camp.