The Thomas Hardye School

Sailing success for Thomas Hardye


Sailing Awards

Some of the winners receive their awards from Mr Foley

Our Team (Dorchester Schools – THS St Osmunds and DMS) came first in the Regatta at Poole on Friday 30th June. They came third in the Challenge Fleet (for the less experienced). Other teams included independentsand grammar schools.. Sixteen schools took part including  Wey Valley and All Saints.

In the last three years Dorchester schools have won twice and come second once

We had 4 students who had got to the Grand Final, which made all the difference. Oli Fellows (Year 10) (who won overall), Will Adler (Year 10), Ben Adler (St OSmunds Yea r7) and Ben Richardson (Year9). Tia Adler made it to the final of the next flight.

Eight of our team members were also Castle Cove Sailing Club  Cadets, Two of these were National Topper Squad Sailors and three SW Topper Squad members. Their five sailors will be taking part in this Summers National Topper Championship at Pwllheli in Wales and four of them in The World Championship in France.

Regan Ferguson (Year 9) and Oliver Sanderson (Year 9) sailed double handed in the challenge fleet and came 3rd

Next year we will not be able to field Oli and Will, as they will be too old. However, we will still be able to field a strong team next year (at least two sailors are named Ben (unfortunately not Ainslie) which should help intimidate the opposition! We will start looking early for next year’s talent and hope to bring the title again back to Dorchester.

Team members were:

Will Adler THS
Oli Fellows THS
Ben Richardson THS
Zaq Thompson THS
Oli Sanderson THS
Regan Fergusson THS
Alfie Riccardo THS
Elliot Twigg THS
Tia Adler St Osmunds
Millie Thompson St Osmunds
Ben Adler St Osmunds
Jamie Richards DMS


Mr Richardson













July 2017