Sailing Sport


21-year-old Harry Blowers from Gurnard is among scores of Islanders supported by Wightlink to help them meet the cost of travelling to the mainland to further their sporting dreams. Harry recently contacted Wightlink to update the company on his progress as he aims to compete at the Olympics.

Harry says:

“Last week was my first major training camp in the lead up to this year’s Senior Europeans in Barcelona. I was back training with the top ranked laser sailors in the country in the British team including 2016 Laser World Champion and Rio Olympian Nick Thompson.

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“We started off with some light winds in Weymouth bay and then the conditions really fired up for the rest of the week making it physically demanding.

“After taking a couple of months away from training, understandably I did not feel in ‘top form’ but I know that, with a bit more time on the water, I will be back to my old self (and better!) and ready to attack my major competitions for the year.

“I’d like to say a huge thanks to Wightlink for their support, it really makes my Olympic dream closer to becoming a reality with Wightlink behind me!”

Stuart James, Marketing and Innovation Director at Wightlink said:

“The Island has so many talented athletes and sports people and we are delighted to play a part in helping them fulfil their potential.”

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