New Hall School – Ben conquers the world!


Ben Hutton Penman world champion

Ben Hutton-Penman, a Year 10 student at New Hall School, Chelmsford, is celebrating winning the RS Feva World sailing Championships and being crowned World Champion! Ben, who already holds the title of National Champion, was also voted Yachts & Yachting National Youth Sailor of the Year recently.

Congratulations to Ben Hutton-Penman (Year 10), who, along with his crew, Abi, won the RS Feva World Championships in Clearwater, Florida, therefore becoming World Champion! This achievement adds to Ben’s existing title of National Champion.

After a nervous start to the event, Ben really took the races in his stride from the middle of the second day of sailing, as the breeze began to build and in the subsequent races, he scored five 1st and three 2nd places! Ben won the event by six points, entering the final day, which consisted of two races, knowing that he would finish 1st or 2nd overall.

Well done, Ben, on a truly phenomenal achievement!