Plain sailing: Land yachting star Davies completes British Championship hat-trick

LAND yachting ace Rhys Davies hailed the most satisfying victory of his career after sailing to his third British Championship title.

Davies, from March, completed the incredible championship hat-trick by winning the sixth round at Elvington Airfield, York.

The primary school teacher won five consecutive races to put him comfortably clear of his rivals in the standart class.

He said: “My nearest championship challengers needed wins to take the title. My strategy was simply to make a good start, to get to the front early and to make them come after me.

“It was one of those events when everything just went right.”

Davies, who represents Anglia Land Yacht Club, has been competing at a national level since 1990 - winning the British Championship in 2007 and 2010.

But his latest triumph was the most emphatic, as sparkling performances ensured he finished in the top two in all six rounds.

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He said: “In previous seasons we have had events cancelled due to adverse conditions, so to win this year, when every event has counted, and to have finished as one of the top two in every event makes this a particularly satisfying championship victory.”