Team Racing 21st August ’11

Four teams took part in the annual team racing competition, held on Sunday 21st August. Team captains, Paul Warren, Mike Pritchard, Keith Adams and Kevin Milton

each led a team of four, with each team being a mixture of sailing ability which is what makes this such a great event. Each team

sailed the other twice in a round robin event, which meant 12 races were sailed during the day in moderate winds under a clear blue sky.

This was quite an achievement as racing finished at 16:30hrs even allowing for a 90 minute break whilst the club BBQ worked it’s wonders.

The winning team this year was the Paul Warren, Vicky Ellis, Nick Turnbull-Ross and Matt Fordham who won all of their six races so a great achievement. indeed Paul enjoyed

himself so much he suggests we have more of these events next year. Everyone who takes part enjoys it but many seem wary. In reality although the racing is competitive it is fun

and is also a good way to get to know other members. For the newer sailor, crewing is also a good way to gain experience. Finally, it is a good way to get to know the rules and the photo

of Keith Adams and Freya Corner below is highly unusual in it was one of the are occasions they weren’t demonstrating their close

quarters rule enforcement.

Mike Pritchard