SHIPLAKE College’s Ed Crichton triumphed at the National OK Dinghy Sailing Championship held in Brixham last Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The first of the eight races was scheduled for Friday morning but the competitors had to remain patient for three-and-a-half hours waiting for sufficient wind.
With all competitors starting at the same time, whether they were junior, adults or veterans, 18-year-old Crichton took everyone by surprise in the second race when he stormed through the field to take 15th place.
Conditions improved towards the end of Saturday’s racing and for Sunday. Growing in confidence Crichton enjoyed the more testing conditions which enabled him to finish first in both the cadet and U20 sections.