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More Good Weather!

posted Apr 1, 2019, 8:09 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing   [ updated Apr 1, 2019, 8:11 AM ]
West Kirby Sailing Club hosted The Big Lash, (Manchester and Liverpool Universities Team Racing event) over the weekend of March 30/31st. After a short delay due to lack of wind on Saturday morning, racing got underway just before midday in sunny and light conditions. 72 races were completed (6 races per team) with boats off the water by 5pm. Saint Rath were the only team able to keep a clean sheet, closely followed by 5 teams on 5 wins forming the gold league for Sunday.  Four teams finished on 4 wins, with the remaining two places in silver decided by an average points 4-way tie-break.
On Sunday racing started just after 9:30 with 60 league races in a relatively steady 10-12knt breeze Saint Rath (Edinburgh University Sailing Club-Blue), Leeds University Sailing Club Pink from Gold league made it in to the semis with the Silver Surfer, Old and Slow.
Edinburgh were the winners!  (Photo)

Meanwhile, The Rory Cheetham Cup was being hosted by Exeter University Sailing club at Queen Mary Sailing Club. This sees
both alumni and current members competing in a match racing series using the J70's of the Royal Thames.
Unfortunately, there was a major lack of wind on the Saturday and it was impossible to do any racing, However, conditions were perfect on the Sunday and a full round robin was sailed and there was even time for a sudden death final!.
The winners were Team Anglo German Equip de Voile consisting of Harry Odling, Matthew Currell, Jessie Main and Jacob Schmutz. Click Here for full results
The Rory Cheetham Cup is sailed in memory of Rory (for more info Click Here) and whilst primarily for Exeter University and their alumni they would welcome more teams participating, and this is a great practice event for BUSA, so get in touch with the Exeter Uni Team if you would like to come and play next year.
Photos of the event can be seen if you Click Here