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Another Cold One

posted Feb 12, 2018, 3:25 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 3:29 AM ]
The Cambridge Team of Cat Wallace, George Hopes, Juliette Welham, Henry Morley, Jemima Lawson  and Robbie King won the Oxford University Top Gun this weekend. After a hard fought number of rounds these were clearly the top two teams, as racing was halted due to strong winds. 

Once the hailstorm had passed, there was a brief window in which it was possible to sail a best of three final. Southampton took the first of these 1, 3, 6. In the second race Cambridge were 1, 3, 6 at the first mark, by mark three they had converted to 1, 2 6 and that was the order of finish, setting up a deciding third race in an increasing wind. 

Unfortunately, a Southampton boat got a penalty on the start line of the deciding race and Cambridge were able to round the first mark 1, 2, 5.a position they were able to maintain to the finish. To see photos of the event Click Here

Meanwhile up North the Nottingham Snakebite had a strong entry of 24 teams. Stage 1 HLS of 96 races produced four leagues. A further 60 races completed the leagues, setting up semi finals of Warwick Black (winners of the gold league as holders of the tie break with Birmingham White) against the winners of the silver league Warwick White. The second Semi was gold league 2 v 3 - Birmingham White against Tonbridge Black.
Both Semis went 2:0 to set up a Final between Warwick Black and Birmingham White and while the peti-final was Warwick White v Tonbridge Black. The final was black and white with a 2:0 win for Warwick Black, putting Birmingham second. Third place went to Tonbridge Black by virtue of a 2:1 win over Warwick White.