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Kite Packaging Partner Crowned 2016 Sailing World Champion

By Jake Kirk • Monday 30th January 2017

Kite Packaging Partner Crowned 2016 Sailing World Champion

Richard Anderton and his team mate Tom Gillard defended their 2015 title

As an employee-owned company, Kite Packaging take pride in celebrating the success of individuals in their business.

Richard Anderton, Commercial Manager of Kite’s Portsmouth branch, recently achieved a great personal success competing in and winning, the International 2016 Fireball World Championships. The event took place from 11th – 16th December in Mossel Bay, South Africa and saw 9 countries represented.

The championship comprised a series of 10 races over 6 days, with the best 8 results from the series counting towards the final score. For Richard Anderton and his team mate Tom Gillard, this was the chance to defend their 2015 title.

Richard has been a keen fireball sailor for the past eleven years and has travelled worldwide to compete and achieve great success at the event, having previously won the UK Nationals four times, with his first success back in 2011.

Richard and his partner Tom trained hard in preparation for the event, and it was a proud moment for all of us at Kite to see one of our own crowned the 2016 champion. Kite has always taken a particular interest in following Richards success.

Congratulations to both Richard Anderton and Tom Gillard, their hard work and determination most definitely paid off.

Jake Kirk

Jake Kirk

30th January • 2017