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  • UKTRA Does Not Go Ahead
    Apologies no one could save RYA/UKTRA Championships. The event had to be abandoned without a single race being sailed. It was a windy weekend. 
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 11:36 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • UKTRA to go ahead
    The event will go ahead !

    The forecast is not good but locally, we are not getting the gusts and wind speed that have been forecast. 

    Be under no illusion – it is going to be windy but the Race Committee have been constantly reviewing local conditions and on the whole, it is not as bad as forecast. 

    Tomorrow, Saturday, looks difficult and sailing is unlikely until late in the day, if at all.

    Sunday is looking more hopeful and currently we believe we can get sufficient sailing to get a fair result.

    Posted Mar 15, 2019, 5:27 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • In the Balance
    This weekend is supposed to be the RYA/UKTRATeam Racing Championshiops at West Kirby,however, the forecast for the weekend is windy on Saturday and not much better on Sunday.

    Richard Thompson has talked to Chris Riley, the Event Director.  He and his colleagues at West Kirby will review the forecasts tomorrow (Friday) morning and make a decision whether or not to cancel the event.  A minimum of 5 to 6 hours racing over the weekend is necessary to get a result and, if this looks improbable, the event will be cancelled.

    We agreed to email all team leaders with the decision no later than 1300 hours tomorrow (Friday). Please contact your Team Leader for information before you travel.
    Posted Mar 14, 2019, 5:29 PM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • The One Day Weekend
    After a balmy February March is proving a little windier, whilst most events managed to sail on the Saturday both the Match Racing and Excalibur decided that it would be silly to go on the water on Sunday.

    Mind you Exeter Excalibur found it a bit challenging when they first went on the water at Roadford Lake. Much capsizing and a snapped mast meant everyone was brought ashore for about an hour, until the wind abated and we were able to get out and start racing. Despite the late start over 80 races were sailed, even if it was getting pretty light at the end for the cut-downs.

    This meant that when Sunday dawned and it was obvious that the forecast had been accurate and we would not be going afloat there was a result with Cardiff Black the winners, Plymouth Red Second and Newcastle Blue third.
    To see Photos by Nigel  Click Here  Full results are on KSail

    The Lancaster Bomber at Bolton Sailing Club had heavy winds which meant that they were unable to get any team racing in over the weekend. On the Saturday a couple of boats who were keen to sail braved the storm, and they managed to complete a total of five fleet races around an Olympic triangle course. Apart from the snow, It was looking hopeful on the Sunday morning with lighter winds. Once a course was laid and teams got on the water the wind filled in with gusts of 45+ knots, so racing had to be abandoned. Some did stay out to have a little sail in the 420s (or a swim in Joshua speakman’s case), which made for some entertaining viewing.

    The socials certainly made up for the lack of sailing. Since some races were completed, and some some results were recorded prizes were awarded. Congratulations to York University Sailing and Windsurfing Club for coming first, and Lancaster Old Bouys for second place. And well done to Kent for winning the social. See the full report on Facebook

    I am told that the RYA Womens Match Racing Weekend at Weymouth had an interesting time on the Saturday. Well done to Molly Speirs and team for coming 3rd with 4/5 wins. And congratulations to Weymouth for getting mentioned on National TV for the wind gusting to 70kts

    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 3:38 PM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
  • Finals are Final
    Winds at the BUCS/BUSA Playoffs at Derwent Water SC went from minimal to super strong. With 75 races completed the line up for the Finals of the BUCS/BUSA Team Racing Championships is now confirmed. Full details can be seen at https://busa.co.uk/application/files/2815/5186/2407/18-19Results_QualifiersPlayoffs_FinalOrder.pdf 
    Congratulations to Oxford Blue, Loughborough Purple, Bath Blue, Exeter Black, London White, Barh Black and Nottingham Green who qualified through the playoffs.

    The RYA is running an Introduction to Umpiring Course at 30-31 March 2019. This course assumes no knowledge of umpiring. It is split between classroom sessions which introduce the theory of umpiring, and on-the-water practice with the instructors. Some experience of team racing is helpful. Places are limited so make sure you sign up ASAP to secure your spot. If you are interested Click Here.

    Last weekend also saw the final of the Royal Thames Mumm Bucket. This random pairs event sounds very interesting and we will try and get some more details asap.
    Posted Mar 8, 2019, 10:45 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing
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