Students from Packwood Haugh School in Ruyton XI Towns claimed overall victory in the Shropshire Schools Sailing Regatta on Tuesday.

It is the third time in four years that the school has taken the title.

Conditions were warm, sunny and very calm on the lake at Whitemere, just outside Ellesmere, but the Packwood pairs made the most of what little wind was available. Tom Mayne teamed up with John Li who, despite being a novice, put his new skills into practice effectively and showed good tactical awareness. The boys were the top pair of the day, winning three out of the six races.

Not to be outdone, Packwood’s Ella Cecil and Millie Jones-Perrott were the highest placed all-girl pair, finishing fourth overall.

Competition was certainly close and in the end, Packwood edged out local rivals Oswestry School by just a single point.