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  • Hoad Shield 2019
    Congratulations to RHS Blue (Firefly) & Stamford (Feva); winners of the BSDRA South Eastern Championships for the Hoad Shield 2019.

    Hosted by Sevenoaks School at Bough Beech SC all competitors sailed 10 matches. The Fevas had Semi finals which saw Stamford beat Sevenoaks Red and RHS Purple beat Norwich, both going 2:0. The final also went 2:0 in favour of Stamford putting RHS Purple into second while Sevenoaks Red came third.

    The Fireflies had a straight final between Rugby and RHS Blue. This went in favour of RHS Blue 2:1. 

    Full results can be seen on Ksail  
    Posted Jun 16, 2019, 2:15 AM by Nigel Vick
  • What a contrast.
    A blustery Saturday followed by a gentle Sunday! June 8/9.

    The blustery conditions saw much weed dredged up from the bottom of the Maidenhead SC lake by masts and booms of the Fireflies taking part in the BSDRA Midland Championships. In fact it got so blustery that the event was curtailed after 27 races, but all competitors had sailed at least 4 races so a result was possible. One re-sail between RGS and Winchester was needed to produce a clear result which saw Winchester come out on top (despite losing the re-sail) with RGS second and Clifton College third.
    Full results are on KSail and Photos can be seen if you Click Here.

    West Kirby SC were due to host the Optimist Random Pairs on the Saturday and Four Boat Team Racing on the Sunday. Unfortunately, strong winds forced the abandonment of the Random Pairs on Saturday. Sunday morning saw two and a half hours of Random Pairs and 80 races sailed before going on to the 4 Boat team racing in the afternoon. In the Random Pairs two sailors had 100% wins but the order was  1st - Russell Bolger (IRE), 2nd - Jamie Gatehouse, 3rd - Jessica O Riordan.

    In the four boat team racing three rounds were sailed and the results were 1st - West Kirby Whirlwinds, 2nd - George & Dragon
    3rd - The Nomads. So the local team are off to Berlin in October representing the UK at the Opti Team Cup.
    You can see a full report if you Click Here

    Birmingham were hosting the Old Joe and had 11 teams participating. It seems that Nottingham may have won the social and I am told that the Bartley Babes won the racing - thanks Niahm. Racing started on cut downs but by lunchtime the wind had dropped and they went full sail, Bartley Babes did win, with Morags (a Nottingham based team) second and S. Staffs third.

    In Italy the latest event of the 2K Tour was taking place in Gaeta. Seems Royal Thames and Serpentine were having quite a battle, but the wind was not co-operating and only a single round robin could be sailed with the following results:- 1st Serpentine (GBR), 2nd Royal Thames Yacht Club (GBR), 3rd Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (ITA), 4th Bayerischer Yacht Club (GER), 5th Belgium (BEL), 6th Gamla Stan Yacht Club (SWE) 

    This post will be updated as we get information. 
    Posted Jun 13, 2019, 1:20 AM by Nigel Vick
  • Le Crunch
    The regular sailing competition between the Royal Navy and the French Navy took place in the Solent last week using J70's from the Royal Yacht Squadron. This very relaxed affair consisted of a series of team races with some flet racing to and from the venue in Osbourne Bay.
      Unfortunately, the Royal Navy turned out to have a very strong team this year and most of the races in the relatively light conditions went to them with 1, 2, 3's. Towards the end the crews were mixed and the French did manage a win with a little help. Despite the results, it was a great fun event with the sailing getting better as time went on and everyone having a fun time.
      Photos of the event can be seen if you Click Here .

    Over the weekend the second British Keelboat League event took place at Draycote using RS21's. There was some great sailing as can be seen from Nigel's Photos. The event was won by Haversham SC from Budworth and Banbury.
      Full details ore on the BKL Facebook Page.
    Posted May 28, 2019, 2:01 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • The Main Event
    Yes there was a little thing going on "Up North" and you could follow it if you Click Here.

    However, the main event was the Inaugural BSDRA Western Championships at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club. Variable conditions withe the wind shifting 180 degrees and coming and going made for some very challenging sailing for the 13 teams taking part.

    Despite the conditions 52 races were sailed using the HLS Ststem and there was even time for a best of three final. Just missing out on the Final were the Chew Valley Juniors, who just pipped RGS Red on points to finish third. However, there was a certain symmetry to be seen in the finalists being RGS Green and Chew Valley Lake Youths.

    The final saw the RGS Green team of Olly, Ben, Matt, Charlie Sam and Harry take the first race of the finals 1, 2, 6 and the second with a 1, 2, 3 to win 2:0 and take the Western Championships Trophy. 

    Full results can be seen on the Ksail website if you Click Here
    Posted May 11, 2019, 1:16 PM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • Post Easter
    The Inter Services Team Racing took place at Bowmoor Sailing Club just after Easter organised by the RAF Sailing Associations. An A and B Team from each of the services, RAF, Royal Navy and Army took part in three round robins before having a best of three final for the A and B Fleet Trophies. The winners in each case were the Royal Navy who defeated the RAF.
    Photos of the event can be seen if you Click Here.

    The first Saturday in May saw the first BSDRA Event of the Summer Term, the BSDRA Southern Championships take place at Spinnaker Sailing Club, hosted by Winchester. Gusty conditions saw cutdowns used from the start, but a full round robin of 78 races was sailed followed by first to 2 points semis and final.
    The Semis saw RGS beaten by Winchester 2:0 while MCS beat Cranleigh by the same score. The final and peti-final went to three races with Winchester beating MCS and RGS beating Cranleigh. 

    Full results are on KSail. Photos by Nigel can be seen if you Click Here

    The 2K Team Racing Tour is getting into its stride with the entry list for Gaeta being published, 2 RTYC teams and a Serpentine Team will travel from the UK. Royal Northern have published the NoR for their July event, Ravenna have published dates for 2020 you can see the report on the 2019 event if you Click Here. Australia will have a 2K event on May25/25th. and there is video of the New York YC Global event on Facebook  Full details of 2K Events at
    Posted May 6, 2019, 4:06 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
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