Skippered by Marcel Herrera, just 19 years old, Marcel heads up the exciting Plymouth Sailing Team. The team is made up of some of the most talented and experienced youth sailors the UK has to offer. Marcel has been sailing for a decade, and has experience of racing in Extreme 40s, A100 Trimarans, RC44s and foiling Moths, where he competed in the world championships. Along with competing in championships across the globe, Marcel has worked as a sailing coach in Dubai and at Oman Sail.
This year the teams goal was to find a sponsor and compete in the annual Sailing Arabia-the Tour. The Tour is a yacht race sailed on Farr 30 one-design boats allowing all crews a level playing field. It starts in Manama (Bahrain) before stopping in Doha (Qatar), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Dubai (UAE) Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), Musandam (Oman), Musannah (Oman) and ending at The Wave, Muscat (Oman). Sponsorship came from Messe Frankfurt and soon after the Trophies came too!
Other members of the team include:
- Matthew Rainback
- Jack Kilburn
- Matthew Haslam
- Dominic Silman
- Sandy Macpherson
- Peter Knight