Morgan Marine have a new young member of staff.

Hailing from St Osyth James Stacey is here primarily as a junior yard hand, helping with general yard duties as well as undersealing and preparing customer boat hulls.

Despite his age James is a very experienced sailor having just moved out of the Spitfire Class (16ft performance catamarans) as the 2017 National Champion and 2018 inland national championship. Plus, TT winner (Overall highest number of event wins)!

James has also been with Brightlingsea Sailing Club, https://www.sailbrightlingsea.comfor the last three years and has recently been promoted to Assistant Bosun having moved across from Clacton sailing club where he spent six years. He is also heavily involved in the Vampire project – an innovative foiling project run out of Brightlingsea Sailing Club https://vampire-project.com

The list of craft he has experience on is quite impressive, with just a few listed below!
Nacra 15
Spitfire
F18
Hurricane
Vampire Project
Dart 18
Dart 16
Brightlingsea One Design (BOD)
RS Feva
RS Tera
RS 500
RS 200
Topper
Laser
Weyfarer
Firefly

The annual RYA Youth National Championships is the UKís premier youth racing event. Day 3 with winds backing to the North the racing started on the Largs Channel.
160, James Stacey, Catherine Elson, Brightlingsea, Nacra 15 Open
Images: Marc Turner / RYA
For further information contact:
Richard Aspland,
RYA Racing Communications Officer (on site)
E: richard.aspland@rya.org.uk
m: 07469 854599

For 2019, he is moving into the F18 Class (Crews and helms) but spreads his time with helping to promote sailing at events like the Alexandra Palace RYA dinghy show, a few weekends back, representing the Nacra 15 class association trying to get new sailors involved in that class.

Sadly, James will not be here at Morgan Marine forever! He will ultimately be leaving to go to Portsmouth University to study Engineering & technology, with a view to then joining the Royal Navy in an engineering role. Something we will be wishing him the very best of luck with in future. In the meantime, do stop and say hello if you see him, wrapped up against the cold, roller in hand painting a hull somewhere in the yard!

If you are on Instagram check out his page as well: james_stacey1
https://www.instagram.com/james_stacey1/?hl=en.  Some great action shots on there.

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