JOHN Pollard and his Xcellent team are looking forward to the World Championships and the Asian Cup this year after a successful finish to 2013. Pollard and his team have enjoyed a successful end to 2013, winning both the French and the Dutch National Championships.

He said they are now hoping to further their achievements in 2014, with the Asian Cup in Singapore and the World Championships in St Petersburg for this September. Victory in the French National Championships, held in the Olympic venue of Hyeres, came at the end of November.

Held over the course of three days, Pollard and his team dominated the first day of racing and finished by taking first place overall. The week before, team Xcellent went on to win the Dutch National Championships which were held in Torquay’s twin town of Hamelin. Both of the world-class SB20 events attracted over 20 teams representing their home countries including Russia, Belgium, Germany and Italy. Read more here