Team Sophie are sailing the 49erFX in the British Sailing Team and it's their mission to win a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but they need your help to get there.
We're proud to annouce that we are now the sole distributor for the UFO Foil for UK and Ireland. The UFO is a simplistic modern hydrofoiling boat, that allows anyone to fly through the air, freeing the hull from draggy water. More stable than the International Moth with a simple rig, and a set of fully retractable hydrofoils, the UFO makes flying attainable.
Sophie Ainsworth and Sophie Weguelin have followed up their European Championship bronze with bronze at the World Sailing Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. Another fantastic achievement for for the two of them, who have also been nominated for Pro Sailor of the Year at the British Yachting Awards 2018. Please show your support by casting your vote on the site!
My daughter Sophie has a new partner, Sophie Weguelin, in the 49er FX class and all the practisiing has paid off. They scooped bronze at the 49er FX class European Championships in Poland.
They've teamed up for a tilt at Tokyo 2020, with the World Champtionships next in their sights after the Euros (in my next post). Read more about the European Championship bronze medal.
Here's some fantastic footage and imagery of my daughter Sophie taking part in training for the Rio Olympics back in 2016. After much hard work the girls finished 8th out of 20 nations taking part and it proved to be a great experience for them both. You can view the full results here.
Sophie and Charlotte ended up 5th at the FX Worlds in Argentina. Just arrived home, jetlagged.
We are close to an official website launch. Just a few things to iron out.
As part of our rebrand from IBI Sailing to Racing Dinghies we have also launch this fantastic new website! We now have more products than ever and as the site is now responsive you can use it on the go from any device.