Fourteen year old, Samuel Shackle is a member of the Royal Yachting Association UK Youth / Junior Squad. His selection for this squad recognises his potential to progress within the British Sailing Team, with the aim of winning selection for our UK Youth Squads or beyond in to our Olympic Development programmes. Samuel has been selected on the basis of performance and commitment to a programme of training and competition over a period of several years, establishing his status as a UK Squad sailor who we hope will represent Great Britain at major international events in the forthcoming years.
His training weekends are generally intense and involve a range of activity including time on the water, fitness training, class room based theory sessions and working with specialist support staff and coaches. Further information relating to the UK Squad programme can be accessed via the following website: www.rya.org.uk/racing/youthjunior