Gold for Tom at World Junior Champs

Tom Arscott has won the Gold medal in  the Club Class at the World Junior Gliding Championships which finished today at Narromine in New South Wales with team mate Sam Roddie taking Bronze. Matt Davis and Mike Gatfield finished 10th and 15th respectively in the Standard Class.

Going into the final race, Tom was lying second and Sam 7th, with German Phillipp Schultz in the lead. However, with what team captain Andy Davis described as a “a truly inspiring and gutsy performance in the final race, an audacious game plan brilliantly executed and great tactical awareness”, the British pair slipped away from the German team in  the 3 hour AAT. Their second and third places in the race were enough to secure gold and bronze, with Schultz finishing in the Silver medal spot.

Full details are on the British Team site with results on the championship web site.