Josh Flack a Helm on Winning Cumberland Cup Team – May 2018

Congratulations to Josh Flack (Emmanuel 2010), a helm on the victorious Royal Thames YC team in the Cumberland Cup held in J80s on Queen Mary Reservoir 8-12th May 2018. The Cumberland Cup is a biennial invitational two-boat team racing competition, with a good spread of international entries.

Fiona Hampshire is Amateur Sailor of the Year – January 2018

Congratulations to Fiona Hampshire (St Catharines 2009) on becoming Amateur Sailor of the Year on 11 January 2018 at the London Boat Show! This is the second year running that a CUCrC lady has filled the spot - Katie Nurton won the award in 2017. Many thanks to all those members who voted for her.

News of Jane Philpot (now Buckley) – August 2017

It is good to hear news of distant members from time to time and we are glad to be able to report that Jane Philpot (now Buckley, Newnham 1959) continues to enjoy life in Ottawa with her Canadian husband Michael. Both are a little less active now in competitive sailing than in earlier times when Jane (with Michael as crew) won the Y-Flyer Canadian Nationals and was a close 2nd in the Internationals.

Hugh Day – January 2017

It is with great sadness that we note the death of D H T (Hugh) Day (Clare 1947) on 14 January 2017.   Hugh sailed on the winning Cambridge Varsity Team at Poole in 1950 - see (the rather poor copy of ) the team photo below - and was a long term supporter of the Club.   Near-contemporary Dick Vernon (Clare 1945/46 and 1948/50 due to army service) comments:

Home is the Sailor Home from the Sea – September 2016

Megan (Pembroke 2004) and Ed (St Johns 2001) Clay have just spent 13 months sailing their Contessa 38, Flycatcher of Yar, around the North Atlantic. Setting out from Cobnor on 8th August 2015 and heading south across the Bay of Biscay in late August, they explored Galicia and Portugal before sailing west to Maderia and on to the Canaries. In the Autumn, they pressed south to Gambia where they headed 150 miles inland on the river before visiting the Cape Verde Islands on the way across the Atlantic to Barbados.