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This weekend - Nov18/19

posted Nov 19, 2017, 10:40 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing   [ updated Nov 22, 2017, 4:12 AM ]
Cardiff Bay saw varied conditions for the Welsh Dragon. Saturday was pretty windy and 68 races were sailed enabling the Teams to be split into Leagues for the Sunday. Unfortunately, the wind did not agree and after waiting for the wind it was only possible to complete 24 races.

All was not lost however as it was possible to declare The Dirty Boys team of Matt Wallis, Toby Morsley, Craig Dibb, Poppy Barker/Vicki Cowan, Henry Mclaughlin and Aled Parsons the winners, as they had not lost a single race all weekend.

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Meanwhile, at Bartley Reservoir The Brummy Bender had better luck. They got 50+ races in on Saturday for their 18 entries and 59 races on Sunday (Reports David Bickerton). Winners were Durham who beat Cambridge into second place.

Also struggling with a lack of wind was the RYA National Match Racing Finals at Queen Mary SC. However, they got in 20 flights and there is a new name on the Eacott trophy. Congratulations to Tarra Gill-Taylor and his team, 2017 National Match Racing Champions and runners up Matt Whitfield and Ian Williams. Full details are on the Match Racing Facebook Page.

The Irish must have done better with the weather. News of the Irish Team Racing National Championships is that there were 9 entries and a high standard of racing The Winners were a team comprising Mark Hassett, Fionn Lyden and Cian O'Regan.
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