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Student yachting team crowned World Champions

Published: 27 October 2014 Origin:  Economics

The University of Southampton’s student yachting team, which includes an Economics graduate, have been crowned World Champions by winning the 34th Student Yachting World Cup.

This is the first time that the University has ever won the World Cup.

They beat 11 other teams from the around the world across six days of racing at La Rochelle, France producing a fantastic performance by winning nine of the 16 races

The team members were -

Conrad Manning, fourth-year Ship Science

Anabel Vose, second-year Ship Science

Dan Flanigan, MSC Ship Science graduate

George Johnson, fourth-year Ship Science

Jonty Cook, Economics graduate

Richard Burrows, Ship Science graduate

Kate Devereux, second-year Ship Science

Jamie Diamond, second-year Ship Science

Conrad said: “It was an absolutely fantastic week, competing against top notch teams in beautiful weather. It still has not quite sunk in that we won!”

Conrad was interviewed on BBC Radio Solent about the team’s success. Listen to the interview here (it starts at 02:16:40)

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