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  • Getting going
    Places are limited to 24 teams for the RYA/UKTRA National Team Racing Championships on March 16/17 at West Kirby and are filling up fast.  The entry form AND the entry fee both need to be received by 31 January.  
    Click Here for the NoR and Entry Form.

    Meanwhile, the Carmela Cup is being sailed at Queen Mary SC. This Royal Thames event is a two-boat team racing event held in their keelboats. Teams from Itchenor Sailing Club, Oxford and Cambridge Sailing Society, Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club, Royal Thames Yacht Club, Royal Yacht Squadron and Wessex SC are taking part. The going was pretty slow on Sunday morning but a light breeze say racing taking place.

    The final between Royal Thames and the Oxford and Cambridge Society, was won 2:0 by Royal Thames whilst the peti final also went 2:0 to Wessex Exempt who beat RTYC Red. (and I still want to know if Rachel found her keys)

    The full results can be seen if you Click Here 
    Posted Jan 20, 2019, 7:44 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • Getting prepared
    Many familiar faces were at the RYA Umpire CPD day held at World Sailing HQ on Saturday. A number of young Umpires, part of the RYA/BUSA diversity initiative, were also present which was heartening. I learnt that BUSA have appointed umpires for their team racing events, so if you haven't heard from them you should be able to plan the housework.

    It was an interesting day, with many tips shared, and a glimpse of the future as Craig Mitchell showed us how the Americas Cup is Umpired. In 20 years time we may be able to sit in the bar and do all our umpiring by watching the action on our tablets. When the proceedings are published we will put a link to them on the Umpiring Page.

    Meanwhile, down in Portland Harbour they were having perfect conditions for the Winter Match Racing. Unfortunately, it didn't continue and Sunday was too windy, so  the results were based on Saturdays Round Robin with James Morson taking first place, James Clapham second and Sophie Taylor third.
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 4:53 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • Happy New Year
    This weekend will see the next Winter Match Racing Series taking place at Weymouth, so we might infer that the Christmas break is over. However, a number of Umpires will be in London on Saturday (Jan 12th) at World Sailing HQ for an Umpire Professional Development Day. Even at this late stage they have vacancies it's not too late to get along. Contact Charlie MacKean e-mail charlie.mackean@rya.org.uk

    Irish Sailing is putting together a funding application to support Irish Sailing’s Team Racing strategy and is seeking quotes for a contractor to develop the programme starting late spring of 2019. For full information Click Here.

    So - Happy New Year to all our followers - see you on the water.
    Posted Jan 11, 2019, 6:27 AM by Nigel Vick
  • The Tour
    A lot has happened since the last facebook post writes Pete Collings. Results from events in Sheffield, Swansea, Loughborough and Bristol have now been added, and Liverpool University Sailing Club lead the UK Team Racing Tour, with the University of Manchester Sailing Club in second, and the University of Bath Sailing Club in third.

    Newcastle University Sailing and Yachting Club still lead the Northern and Scottish Tour, however, with most of Liverpool's points coming from events in the Midlands/SE zone.

    Cardiff University Sailing Club in the Wales and SW zone, with Cardiff Red 8 points clear of Cardiff Blue, themselves 2 points clear of Exeter University Sailing Club Red and Swansea University Sailing.

    As always, full results available on https://ukteamracingtour.wixsite.com
    Posted Dec 14, 2018, 12:40 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • It's Christmas
    RGS Winners 2018 School Match Racing
    This weekend saw the last team events before the Christmas break.

    At WPNSA the Moody Decking RYA Schools Match Racing took place despite the forecasts. Saturday saw a good sailing breeze after a short wait, Sunday was stronger but we managed to get to ten flights completed which gave as a clear winner, Oliver Perkins of Royal Grammar School. He and his team of Charlie Fernandez, Charlie Dawkins and Ben Mueller (photo) were undefeated. Second were Cokethorpe, skippered by Barry Grey and third Royal Hospital School, James P Cooke.
    Full results can be seen at if you Click Here. Photos can be seen by Clicking Here

    The weather seemed to improve as you went north. Martin Smethers reports that the Bristol Brew at Chew Valley was won by Exeter with Southampton in second place. Steve Watson reports that the Loughborough Lemming had 98 races plus semis and finals in good winds. It was won bythe Southampton Red Team (aka Soton Alumni) of Ian and Sarah Tuppen , Hannah Jones and Jamie Barker + Callum Ellis and Tom Harrison. Second were Nottingham Green and third Newcastle Blue.

    We believe that it is still possible to book on the Judges & Umpires CPD Weekend on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th January 2019 at World Sailing HQ in Paddington, London. For details Click Here  To Book Click Here. Go on - Treat Yourself!! It's Christmas!
    Or Click Here to see another reason - well it amused me!
    Posted Dec 4, 2018, 8:21 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
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