Friday, 10 August 2012

Reservoir Girl Wins Olympic Sailing Silver Medal!

RAG would like to congratulate local sailor Hannah Mills and her partner Saskia Clark on their outstanding achievement in winning a silver medal in the women's 470 class in the London 2012 Olympics.  Hannah, who comes from Dinas Powys, attended courses at Llanishen Reservoir when she was learning to sail.  This only underlines the important part that the sailing school at Llanishen reservoir played in inspiring a generation of young sailors who went on to represent Wales and the U.K. at the highest level.  It seems almost criminal that such a resource should be lost due to the greed of a U.S. multi-national corporation in their bid to turn the reservoir into a housing estate.  Cardiff Council still has a lease to run sail training on the reservoir and should force the current owners, Western Power Distribution, to refill it and rebuild the sailing centre, which was bulldozed to the ground.  We need facilities like this to bring on another generation of young sailors like Hannah!