Burgh sailor off to World Championships
Published: 18 Mar 2010 09:000 comments
Ross Stanley-Whyte, 14, of Lomond School, is a member of the Laser 4.7 national squad and was chosen to join the team after a series of selection events held at the end of last year.
Since then he has been busy training hard, despite the snow, in preparation for the competition. Due to financial constraints the RYA have not been able to provide funding for the team.
So a huge thanks must go to the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club, the Clyde Cruising Club, the Mudhook Yacht Club and Helensburgh and District Round Table for their kind support, along with SailLaser Scotland, at Strathclyde Country Park, which has very generously helped with equipment.
Ross is very excited at the prospect of representing his country at such a big event, although it will be a very challenging competition, sailing against some of the best young laser sailors in the world, and in conditions very different from his home waters off Helensburgh.
Ross, however, is determined to do his best and gain as much experience as he can before he heads to France in the summer to compete in the European Championships.
Get more stories from our Sailing section
10 Apr 2014 18:30
HELENSBURGH sailor Charlotte Dobson made the perfect preparation to the summer season — picking up bronze at the Palma World Cup.
7 Apr 2014 17:45
Olympic silver medal-winning sailor Luke Patience says he is buoyed by the early promise of his new partnership with Elliot Willis, as the pair compete this week for the first time since teaming up in their quest for gold at Rio 2016.
20 Feb 2014 16:31
HELENSBURGH sailor Luke Patience has teamed up with a new partner in a bid to become Britain’s first 470 Olympic gold medalists.
13 Feb 2014 12:33
HELENSBURGH’S Olympic silver medalist Luke Patience is looking for a new partner following the announcement his teammate is retiring with immediate effect.
10 Feb 2014 08:30
FROM the wind and rain of Rhu to the sunshine of Florida, Luke Patience and Charlotte Dobson last week completed the latest leg of their sailing adventure with the Miami World Cup.
25 Aug 2013 08:15
It was a busy weekend for Helensburgh sailors with laser sailing star Jack Aitken winning the Scottish Laser Radial Championships in Stonehaven Bay, while the rest of the club was running and taking part in the annual Helensburgh Sailing Club August Regatta.
10 Aug 2013 09:30
FOR months and months after Luke Patience's London 2012 silver medal triumph, all he could think about was that Olympic race.
5 Aug 2013 16:10
THIS time last year a 26-year-old from Rhu was sailing the "regatta of his life" as he raced towards silver with his partner in the 470 class at their first Olympic Games.
5 Aug 2013 08:15
COVE Sailing Club welcomed almost 20 boats as they hosted the Loch Long Owners' Association's 75th Annual Championship races over the weekend.
9 Jul 2013 11:00
Helensburgh Sailing Club played host to one of Scotland's top sailing youth events, as youngsters took part in the club's annual youth regatta.
7 Jun 2013 13:05
Helensburgh's Olympic sailing silver medallist Luke Patience is ready for his next test with new crew Joe Glanfield when the pair go into battle at the 470 Open European Championships in Formia, Italy, next week.
24 Mar 2013 09:00
HELENSBURGH Sailing Club enjoyed another busy weekend with two dinghy sailing events and over 30 boats on the water.
14 Mar 2013 17:00
Olympic yachtsman Luke Patience breezed into Rhu Primary School for a visit recently.
29 Jan 2013 07:00
Scotland's oldest rowing club is thriving under the leadership of Helensburgh's Eva Rankine.
11 Jan 2013 09:00
AFTER winning Olympic silver in the summer Luke Patience and his sailing partner, Stuart Bithell, have decided to go their separate ways as they plot for the Rio Olympics in 2016.
26 Dec 2012 09:00
MEMBERS of Argyll and Bute's 21 sailing clubs and an instructor at one of the regions 39 training centres could be honoured at RYA Scotland's Annual Awards with nominations due to close on January 7.
3 Oct 2012 14:00
OARSMEN from Scotland's oldest rowing club have conquered the entire length of Loch Lomond for the first time in 20 years.
7 Jun 2012 14:30
Helensburgh's LUKE Patience and team mate Stuart Bithell are intent on showing just why they were handed the sole 470 men's host nation spot at London 2012 by ending this week's Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta clutching silverware.
5 Jun 2012 09:30
HELENSBURGH'S Luke Patience and team mate Stuart Bithell endured an inconsistent first day of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta.
24 May 2012 09:30
AROUND 70 top flight teams from all over the UK and Ireland took part in the Kip Regatta last weekend.