IW junior synchronized skating team the Wight Jewels set off for France tonight for the French Cup in Rouen. The girls will be taking a coach and overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Caen, aiming to get to Rouen in time for their allotted practice session first thing in the morning – if all goes well they only have about two hours to make the journey from Caen to the rink.
The French Cup takes place from 3 to 5 February at the Olympic ice rink in the Guy Boissière sports cente, Rouen. The Jewels will be up against world-class opposition from countries including the USA, Canada, Sweden and Finland.
Official site: www.frenchcup.fr