Sailing success

Packwood’s sailors continued an impressive run of success in the Shropshire Schools Sailing Regatta yesterday when the team claimed overall victory for the third time in four years.

Conditions were warm, sunny and very calm on the lake at Whitemere, just outside Ellesmere, but the Packwood pairs made the most of what little wind was available. Tom M teamed up with John L who, despite being a novice, put his new skills into practice effectively and showed good tactical awareness. The boys were the top pair of the day, winning three out of the six races. Not to be outdone, Ella C and Millie J were the highest placed all-girl pair, finishing fourth overall.

Competition was certainly close and in the end, Packwood edged out runners-up Oswestry School by just a single point.