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Samuel Places 7th in Euro Sailing Championships

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Bolton School Year 13 student Samuel Platt’s sailing career reached new heights when he recorded a 7th place finish in the Fireball Class at this year’s European Sailing Championships held at Lake Garda, Italy. Sailing with a new partner, Vince Hoarey, Samuel recorded his highest place finish yet in this adult competition. 

Samuel has been sailing for 10 years after his father encouraged him to take up the sport and he started entering competitions when he was just 13 years old. He and his twin, Michael, spur each other on as they train side-by-side at Bolton Sailing Club most weekends. The next step for Samuel is the World Championships 420 Class, which will take place next year. 

Upon completion of his A level studies at Bolton School, Samuel hopes to study Geography at the University of Southampton.   

You can read more about the sailing twins’ exploits here.

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Samuel Platt was 7th in this summer

Samuel Platt was 7th in this summer's European Sailing Championships

Sailing on Lake Garda