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  • Classic Weekend
    Congratulations to this weekends winners, Society Exodus (Photo) at the Magnum, Birmingham White at Leeds Halloween Howler and Bardowie Beasts at the Scottish Womens Team Racing Champs.

    The Oxford Magnum managed 80 races for the 20 teams entered, using cutdowns on the Saturday, this was followed by some 59 races for stage two in leagues on the Sunday and then Semis and Final. Full results can be seen on KSail

    Semis saw Wessex Exempt beat Exeter Blue 2:1 while Silver league winners Society Exodus defeated Cambridge Blue 2:0. The finals went to three closely fought  races and it was looking good for Wessex Exempt, as they came into mark 4 on the third race with a 2,3,4. Unfortunately, failure to give mark room changed that to a losing combination and at the end of the beat the final score was 2,3,4 to the Society Exodus team of Peter Gray, Hermione Stanley, James Goss, Emma Mackeley, John Platts-Mills and Maddie Jackson. Photos can be seen if you Click Here

    In Scotland they were nearer to the low pressure, which had been threatening the weekend and lost almost all of the racing on Saturday. On Sunday the Scottish Womens Team Racing Championships managed 36 races for the 9 teams entered under the HLS system before going to Semis and Finals. Semis were decided 2:0 with St Andreas beating Edinburgh Gals and Bardowie Beasts beating DUSC1. Edinburgh Gals won the sudden death Peti Final to take third place while Bardowie Beasts needed three races to defeat St Andreas 3:0 and become Scottish Womens Team Racing Champions. Full results at KSail

    Leeds Halloween Howler lived up to its name, with some blustery winds for their 20 teams on Saturday. David Bickerton reports that they managed 120 races and then semis and finals. Birmingham White went undefeated all weekend to win with Newcastle Blue second then Loughborough and Durham.
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 4:17 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • Busy but Chilly
    Well, it was in Oxford where the NSSA Singlehanded Team Racing was taking place in Toppers. 150 races were sailed using a Swiss League, which gave everyone ten races, though many competitors found the conditions challenging with gusts of 20kts.

    This was followed by Semis which saw Derbyshire A beat Worcestershire A and Watford beat Oxford. The final saw the Derbyshire team of Emma Robertson, Kate Robertson, Carl Weighill (Photo) emerge victorious beating Watford 2:1, the same scoreline occurring in the peti-final which had Worcestershire finish third and Oxford fourth. Other results can be seen if you Click Here To see other photos from the event Click Here

    Meanwhile, at Roadford Reservoir the Plymouth Pasty was taking place. There was some good racing on the Saturday but on Sunday the wind built and at 11am it was decided to abandon further racing. Exeter Red were declared the winners from Plymouth White with Swansea Green in third place.

    Up North we had the Glasgow Grouse taking place. This was won by The Royal Northern and Clyde, Edinburgh Import were second and Team Potato third.

    We are awaiting reports from the Sheffield Shuffle and the event at Reading - if anyone has any info do get in touch and we will update this report. 


    Posted Oct 29, 2018, 3:52 PM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • RYA/UKTRA Champs
    The Notice of Race and entry form for this event is now available.

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    Posted Oct 24, 2018, 2:10 PM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • Mid October
    This weekend saw the inception of the Midlands first development event- the Midlands Mixer. They welcomed a variety of teams from eight different universities, several of which sent fresher teams or teams training in a range of other classes, as they save up for a firefly flight of their own. Thanks go to Loughborough for hosting, the two excellent coaches Arthur Henderson and James Pinder for all their hard work and a special mention of course to the overall winners of the weekend from Nottingham.

    Also taking place at Queen Mary Sailing Club was RYA Match Racing Qualifier 2. This had to suffer a period of no wind and racing concluded at the end of the Round Robin. When the wind did fill in; the conditions were shifty but otherwise near perfect. Congratulations to Matt Whitfield; taking the win from Christian Hamilton; with Ali Moorish coming out top of the four way tie for third. — with Owen Bowerman and Matt Whitfield.

    Ed Sibson delivered his first RYA Team Racing Coach Level 2 course for 13 years at Rutland Sailing Club. There were eleven people were on the course representing Universities, Schools and Clubs from around the country. He is hoping that he can get more qualified coaches out there running safe, high quality team race training sessions. Courses can be run anywhere with an indoor teaching area, a powerboat and some dinghies so if you, or some people you know, would be interested in a course please get in touch via the Ed Sibson Coaching Facebook page.

    The London Six Pack scheduled for this weekend was cancelled.
    Posted Oct 23, 2018, 12:19 PM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • ET Youth and Junior Team Racing
    Hosted at Oxford Sailing Club and following the now well established pattern of three boat team racing for the Youths in Fireflies and two boat team racing for the Juniors in Fevas, this years event saw two days of contrast. On the Saturday it was gusting up to 30kts, so there wasn't much racing but on the Sunday there was a good F3 Northerly wind, only it was raining.

    Despite these difficult conditions the Youths sailed 120 races, giving almost all the 24 teams 10 races while the Juniors did 112 races so each of the 28 teams got 8 races before going to knockouts for the top 4 teams in each section.

    In the Youths Rugby school beat Sevenoaks White 2:0 while Sevenoaks Red needed three races to beat OYRA 2:1. The Semis and Peti final both went to three races and the final order for the top four was 1st Rugby School (Photo) 2nd Sevenoaks Red, 3rd OTRA and 4th Sevenoaks White.

    In the Juniors both Semis went to three races with Hollowell/Shustoke defeating Royal Hospital School and Hayling Island beating Rutland Gold. The Final took three races with Hollowell/Shustoke emerging the winners and Hayling Island in second place, third was Rutland gold with a 2:0 victory over Royal Hospital School who were third.

    Full results are available at http://events.ksail.co.uk/2018/ETJuniors/ and there will be a full result at RYA.org.uk in due course. Live video of the event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Britishyouthsailingteam/. I have some photos from Saturday - if you want to see them e-mail nigelvick@aol.com
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 4:16 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
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