Cadet results for 2019
FHC EAORA Youth Programme 2019
It is 12 years since EAORA started its youth programme, and it goes from strength-to-strength encouraging the next generation of offshore racers. We are incredibly grateful to have our sponsors Judy and Jason Payne-James and all at Forensic Healthcare Services.
We rely on skippers to nominate their crew (and keep track of miles and achievements), and our qualifying cadets - aged 12 to 22 years from member club, racing on EAORA yacht - this year are:
aboard LYRA OF LONDON
aboard OYSTERCATCHER 33
For our special awards:
EAORA “Young Sailor of the Year”
Josie Ruffles - Jameerah
Team Jameerah have been a remarkable enthusiastic newcomer to EAORA, and rumour has it is that it is Josie who has encouraged dad Simon to sign up for more! ... Integrally part of the team, Josie has participated in the North Sea race, EAORA Offshore Regatta, the Fastnet Race and then Buckley Goblets amongst other races, clocking up around 2,000 hard yacht racing miles this year.
EAORA “Cadet of the Year” receiving the Payne Janes Cup
Hamish Cock - Oystercatcher 33
Richard Mathews writes: “I would once again like to nominate Hamish Cock, just turned 21, who has sailed with us aboard Oystercatcher 36 throughout the season.
Hamish started with us at 15 and has developed into a first class race boat bowman. In addition to his measurable contribution to our EAORA results this season Hamish was “up front” for both the 2017 and 2019 Fastnets.
He has developed into a first class offshore racer.”
EAORA Cadet “Most Miles Sailed” (not necessarily raced)
Arthur Brown- Intense
Although taking a mid-season break with a broken mast, few can have missed Intense’s ethos to encourage youth sailors wherever they go, whether it be at Cowes Week (skippered by 23-year old Molly Brown – who falls just outside the EAORA cadet age band - with the majority of crew under 25 years of age), in Burnham or in EAORA races.
However, clocking up an incredible 4,175 miles was 19 year old Arthur Brown. This includes racing and numerous deliveries, deliveries between East and South Coasts, and bringing a Swan 48 back from Sardinia to Burnham, so we award Arthur a special award for Most Miles Sailed.
Team Ausome aboard Lyra of London, and recognise the efforts of:
Lottie, Max, Georgina, Mark, Michael, Seth, George & Alex
Lyra of London & Team Ausome awarded the Top Cadet Boat 2019
"The EAORA Youth Programme is reliant on skippers making youth sailors welcome aboard their boats, taking responsibility for them, and being willing to support their development into offshore sailors. As we all are well aware, without bringing youth into EAORA, there will be no EAORA of the future, and therefore we thank those who have encourage and supported the Youth Programme and ask you all to consider encouraging more youngsters from your club to take part next year"
Chairman, on behalf of FHC