Eastern 21 May

Post date: May 24, 2011 8:41:44 AM

BSDRA Eastern Region Regatta at Rutland Water 21st May 2011

Sailed in superb conditions at Rutland water with 12 teams from around the region. Oakham hosted the event with help from Rutland Sailing Club and Uppingham School.

The 12 teams sailed in three round robin groups using two flights of boats. The group stages were closely fought with only one team, Norwich, succeeding in winning all its first round matches. Oakham and Uppingham, also both won their groups and Rutland Raiders finished fourth at this stage. Teams then sailed in Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets, with Norwich again coming top in their group closely followed by Oakham. With one flight of boats out of order the Silver sail off was cancelled but Norwich and Oakham sailed for the Gold Trophy in a best-of-three play off. Norwich won the first but lost the second in a very closely fought race, which really tested the umpires to the full. In the final race, Norwich pushed too hard at the start and two boats were over, effectively finishing their chances. Oakham then closed the door on Norwich to win the Gold trophy 2-1.

Thanks to Alastair Spears and the Oakham Team for organising the event.

Alex Phillips

Final Rankings

1st Oakham

2nd Norwich

3rd Rutland SC

4th Uppingham

5th Haileybury

6th Ipswich

7th Stamford

8th Rugby

9th Oakham B

10th Oundle

11th Kimbolton

12th Stowe