Vita and Ryan's 470 Campaign - January update

Cecil Wright & Partners are delighted to sponsor Vita's campaign to make the 2024 Olympic Games.

Eat, sleep, sail, repeat!

Kicking off the new year with an intense camp in one of our favourite winter venues - Vilamoura.
With a small squad this year we’ve been getting in some efficient and productive training, particularly focusing on refining our technique in the the 8-10 knot wind range.

We’ve had a change to our class rules so we are no longer allowed to pump below 10 knots of wind; it used to be 8 knots. This has made a significant change to our style of sailing in this wind range so it need some practice.

A good break over Christmas left us feeling fresh and ready to push hard this camp; lots of days on the water alongside a fitness programme to support our physical sailing demands. Squad bike rides kept our mornings busy! (Followed by a trip to the bakery 😉 ).

Its a very satisfying feeling to come away from a camp feeling slightly exhausted! Knowing you’ve pushed hard and got the most out of it.

A few days of rest and recovery before we head back out to Miami for an Etchells event. It will be great to get some big fleet racing in. Competing in this ultra-competitive fleet means we can get our racing heads screwed back on ready for the upcoming year of major events!

This is back-to-back with another training block and regatta in Vilamoura were will once again come up against many of the usual competitive teams. Non-stop and exciting!

Upcoming events… 

• Vilamoura GP, 19-23 February
• Princess Sofia regatta, Palma, Spain, 1-9 April
• Hyeres regatta, France, 21-30 April
• Olympic test event, venue unconfirmed, July/August
• Europeans - Turkey, 10-18 September
• Worlds - Israel, 21-29 October

All our events and event websites are linked on our website:

This year we will be doing update videos that will be posted on our website each month so you can see what we’re getting up to. January video is up!

Please please share this with anyone who you think might be interested; they have the chance to help our team go to the Olympic Games! We need the funds now more that ever to get that jump over our competition. Unfortunately, in the sport of sailing there is a direct correlation between money and success.

We are immensely grateful to everyone who has been supporting us, you support and encouragement means a lot to us and gives the confidence to keep fighting! Not long now until our Olympic trials!

As always, any contribution to travel, accommodation, entry costs (etc) will be massively appreciated and will go a long way!

 If you want to help us out on our journey to Paris 2024 or want to chat, then please give us a call! Vita – 07586349225 Email –

For some gnarly pics and updates on our progress, check out:


Ryan and Vita's 470 Campaign - December update


Ryan and Vita's 470 Campaign - December update


Ryan and Vita's 470 Campaign - August Update

Contact the team