King Theo is Crowned in the Coronation Cup at Llangorse

King Theo is Crowned in the Coronation Cup at Llangorse
 
At just 17 years of age, Theo Phillips triumphed in the Coronation Cup at Llangorse on Sunday. In testing sailing conditions, Theo was victorious in his Laser Radial, racing against keelboats and in competition with extremely experienced sailors. 
 
Race Officer, Robert Dangerfield said: “We saw grit, skill and consistent physical effort from Theo. The race is conventionally a long-one of up to two hours. In gusts of up-to force 5 – compounded by extreme wind-shifts, Theo kept-up with the Flying Fifteens on a demanding course.” Robert added, “This is a great result for the young sailors at the Club – demonstrating that we have some real talent emerging for a great future.”
 
Llangorse’s largest and most prestigious trophy, the Coronation Cup is traditionally sailed in early June corresponding with the Queen’s Official Birthday – or Coronation Day. Just a single general handicap race, this year the fixture was rescheduled owing to lack of wind on the planned date. A long race, this year the leading Flying Fifteen helmed by Colin Fletcher crossed the finish-line in a race of over 92 minutes but Theo Phillips followed just over 2 minutes later to win the race by over 6 minutes on corrected times.
 
“Well-done Theo!”