Alyesha Monkman crewing for Dan Norman at the 2016 Dart 18 Catamaran World Championships in Holland, celebrated their success and were crowned World Champions. Alyesha, an RYYC cadet is the step-daughter of former Rear Commodore Dinghies Joe Franks who also took part in the competition.
The event was held over 5 days in Medemblik, Holland. Alyesha teamed up with Dan Norman of the Isle of Sheppey Sailing Club, the pair competing against boats from 7 countries, ultimately winning through and being declared world champions.
The RYYC left its mark on the championships as Mat Exon, sailing with his son Jake finished 8th overall, with Joe Franks and his daughter Hattie securing 28th place out of a field of more than 100 boats. A creditable performance, one that reflects the talent and keen level of competition amongst the RYYC Dart 18 fleet.