Junior Designer joins the Brazier design team
Brazier Interiors first met Lisa Kay whilst at Henry Cort Community College via a work experience scheme back in 2008. Lisa showed a desire to work within the commercial world of Interior Design so Brazier Interiors offered Lisa a position within their Design & Space Planning team. Roy Martin, Brazier Interiors Managing Director said: We were impressed with Lisa’s mature and positive approach that it seemed only fitting to offer Lisa a full time position within our Interior Design team on leaving School in 2009, what we didn’t know was that Lisa was also a keen and successful sailor.
Over the next year you will be able to follow Lisa’s achievements within the RS Feva class.
Our year started by being selected for the newly formed, RYA National Junior Feva Squad, consisting of 12 boats. We met up with other squads at Chichester University for a ‘Land day’ meeting top coaches, and working with a Physiotherapist, Psychologist, Nutritionist, but most importantly Olympic sailors who recounted their experiences.
We have had a lot of training over the winter at mostly reservoirs in and around the Northampton area, but ‘up north’ from here. Rigging in freezing temperatures and changeable conditions (windscreen de-icer is good on frozen sheets).
We have now finished our NJS training under Niall Myatt and have competed in the Grand Prix Series 2009-10, achieving an 11th /33 at Dabchicks SC; 9th /51 at Northampton; 7th /45 at Draycote Water; with the final Grand Prix at Royal Torbay at the beginning of July. Our aim is to finish overall in the top 5 or better.
During the May Bank holiday weekend, on Saturday at Chichester Open meeting, we came 7th out of 28 boats and on the Sunday at Emsworth we came 2nd out of 27 boats. The wind strengths and water conditions need to be sailed as much as possible to build up our stamina and fitness, so club sailing is also very important to us.
By the time you get to read this, we will have competed in the Sekonda National Championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club, to date there are 105 entrants so this will be an excellent preview of racing in a big fleet. The World Championships at the end of July are in Carnac, Brittany and there are 8 countries entered with 136 boats so far.
Some of you may have observed Lisa and I are sailing a 29er in club races. This is to assist our change after the Worlds, where through the RYA squad system we intend to move into the transition squad moving up in class, to reflect our age and stature.