SAILING: Farrow's flag bid

Andrew Farrow

Andrew Farrow

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SAILOR Andrew Farrow is planning to fly the green and white of the Wiltshire flag at this summer’s international 2.4 metre class European Championships in the Netherlands this summer.

The 48-year-old, from Devizes, tasted top class competition for the first time at last year’s World Championships and after being presented with a £1000 grant from Wiltshire Council at Trowbridge’s County Hall last week, Farrow is ready to book his place at July’s Europeans, which take place on the Sneekermeer lake.

“Getting the grant from the council was fantastic because it shows that they’re not just interested in the younger athletes – it’s going to pay for me to go to the European championships and without it, I simply wouldn’t be able to go,” said Farrow, who has been wheelchair-bound since 2006.

“Getting the chance to compete among the best sailors around is thrilling and I can’t wait to represent Team Wiltshire there.

“I’m definitely taking a Wiltshire flag along with me to competitions this year.

“I don’t think that I’ll be allowed to put it on the boat when I’m competing but definitely when I’m in the harbour – I can’t wait to show a few people the Great Bustard.”

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