ASTO Cowes Small Ships Race
6th and 7th of October 2018
The ASTO small ships race will be held on the first weekend of October, 2018 and all of the Rona Sailing Project boats will participate. The crews will be made up of Amory and Scott Award holders from the 2018 season.
in 2017 four of the 22 vessels taking part this weekend were from the RSP. Crewed by 14-19 year old Scott and Amory Award holders from the 2017 season, Lady Shona, Merrilyn, Rona II and Donald Searle certainly were a force to be reckoned with. Jake Carter, who skippered Lady Shona won the youngest skipper award, while Merrilyn and Donald Searle skippered by Jim Clarke and Steve Burgess respectively both won third... in their class. Merrilyn also got a prize for the youngest combined crew.
Rona II, skippered by Bill Jermey was not only 1st in class but also was the first boat home to win line honours. Very many congratulations and well done to all the RSP crew and Afterguard, who did themselves and us very proud.
Thanks to ASTO for organising on such a fantastic event and for their continued support to the Sail Training Organisations in the UK.
Look at our video from 2015 for a flavour