Updated: Aug 27, 2021
TCI’s Grace Reaston-Brown recently sailed in the ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships, which took place in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland on August 7-14. The young sailor competed in a series of races placing 32nd out of 40 sailors in the Silver Fleet race. She placed 19th in her two top-performing races of the series.
The 4.7 laser class competition is for sailors between the ages of 14 and 17. More than 230 competitors representing 31 countries participated in the weeklong sailing event, hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club and the National Yacht Club.
Following the competition, Grace travelled across to The Olympic Sailing Center in Portland, England where she competed in The British Nationals against Britain’s top ILCA 4 sailors along with other competitors from the World championships who travelled over to race from the 15th to 18th of August. The competition saw 89 competitors split into two flights. In her best race she placed 8th, and, in her fleet, she placed 14th.
This is Grace's second and third ILCA 4 regatta of this size, her first being earlier this year in the USA where she raced against top American sailors. Grace calls the competition a 'great learning experience' and says that she was very excited and privileged to be able to represent the TCI in two world championships in laser class in the same year. Her dream is to be the laser radial Under 21 world Champion.
Reaston-Brown will compete in The ILCA 6 Laser Radial World Championships in Oman in December of this year.
Below are more highlights from Reaston-Brown at the World Championships.