It has been a very busy two weeks for FIS sailors Matt Clark (Class Y8A) and Oriane Voets (Class 6eD). Prestigious Hong Kong Race Week (HKRW) (17-21 Feb) saw Matt qualify in the single-handed dinghy Optimist Class for the World Championships in Portugal in June! Only the top 5 sailors from each country can go and after a very tough regatta, Matt finished the last race knowing he had done enough to qualify. “I was sooo tired!. It was very windy - conditions were tough but I’m over the moon!”. Meanwhile Oriane, also competing, is one of Hong Kongs’ top aspiring young female sailors and after HKRW has topped the 12yrs and Under rankings for Hong Kong: came 3rd in the 12 years and Under Overall category for Asia and qualified to represent Hong Kong at the upcoming European Optimist sailing championship in Italy in July! In addition both Matt and Oriane then competed separately Feb 27-28th in the two-handed sport boat Feva National Championships. Matt with his partner won every race with straight 1sts across the board to become National Champions. Helm Oriane, still just 12 yrs old, came in a very impressive 3rd overall. Well Done to both of you!!