Invictus Prize Winner at the Dinghy Show

Saturday 26 March 2011

Sara Hutchings

Sara Hutchings, Prize Winner, after her sail on Invictus.

Team Invictus were offering a prize at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show of sail on our very own C class catamaran Invictus and we are very pleased to annouce the winner drawn by the RYA as;

Sarah Hutchings from Kent

We congratulate her on this superb prize and Sarah is no stranger to the dinghy sailing world and in her own words;

"I've been sailing at Tonbridge Town Sailing Club (TTSC) since I was eight and now race most weekends of the season. Having worked four summer seasons at RYA sailing centres in Greece, I now help with training courses as an instructor in the cooler waters of Tonbridge. Going to the Dinghy Show was a birthday treat, so the birthday present became a little more exciting than expected!"

Sarah’s words after her sail on Invictus

Dear Team Invictus,

Sarah, Gordon and Andrew

Sarah, Gordon and Andrew

Thank you very much for letting me experience sailing Invictus. Sailing on (and falling off!) Invictus is something that I will remember for a long time even after the large bruises have faded!!!

Despite a decent amount of wind, club racing this morning seemed a little tame in comparison, which gave me time to think about what I’ll take away from the experience. ‘Wing’ sailing on Invictus was exciting and exhilarating, with rapid acceleration and sheer speed. The technical detail that was evident during both the rigging and sailing of Invictus are a credit to the team’s engineering skills.

The experience also emphasised to me that the key to sailing a boat well is good communication and teamwork. The way in which the whole team worked together to rig Invictus and how Gordon and Andrew communicated on the water was really what made Invictus ‘fly’. 

I wish you the best of luck with the project in the future and I’ll be keeping up with your progress via the website,

Thanks again,

Sarah Hutchings
Tonbridge Town Sailing Club

Sarah on the wire

Sarah on the wire