Barton Peveril’s Sailing Sensation
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Monique Vennis-Ozanne has won the UK 29er Ovington Championships 2019. Vennis-Ozanne and her partner Finley Armstrong won the sailing event against 52 other boats, which took place across 9th and 10th November in Weymouth.
The former Crofton School pupil won four out of eight races held across the weekend, finishing second three times and third only once. Vennis-Ozanne joined Barton Peveril in September and benefits from the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), which allows her to compete at events throughout the country whilst maintaining a high level of study.
Fellow Barton Peveril student Will Jarman also participated in the event, finishing 12th with his partner Oliver Fellows.
Vennis-Ozanne also competes across six Grand Prix, throughout the year. The Barton Peveril student and her partner finished third at the first event of the year, also held in Weymouth, in September.
“Amazing to have won it”
Speaking on her achievement, Monique Vennis-Ozanne said:
“It feels really good to get a win, a great start to the season. I’m really happy with ow we sailed this weekend and it feels amazing to have won it.”
Barton Peveril Teacher of Sport and TASS Dual Career Coordinator, Alix Christopher, praised Vennis-Ozanne:
“Monique has had a fantastic start to the season and to her time at Barton Peveril. We’re eager to see how her sporting careers progresses and wish her all the best for the rest of the season.”