Heartiest congratulations to Katie Nurton (Christs 1993) on becoming the first lady to win the coveted POW Cup in the Int 14 class during POW 'Week' held at Hayling Island SC 16-19 June 2016. Also to Roger Gilbert (Selwyn 1993) and Archie Massey (Pembroke 1996) on finishing 2nd and 3rd overall - in a tie break for 2nd and only one point behind the winner, Stuart Bithell.
CUCrC interests in the international K2 team racing series were represented by Tom Hebbert (Caius 1998) who, along with Keith Littlejohn, led the Spinnaker Team to victory in the recent Athens event 4-6 March 2016. A full report is on the K2 website (opens in a new window). Congratulations to Tom on a well-deserved victory!
Our heartiest congratulations to Ian Walker on becoming the boats.com Yachting Journalist Association Yachtsman of the Year for his Volvo Ocean Race victory. A full report and photographs are on the Yachts & Yachting website (opens in a new window).
We are very pleased to announce, somewhat late in the day, the engagement of Ben Lister (Christs 2003, Captain 2005/06) and Eddie Glennie (Caius 2005, Commodore 2007/08 and Captain 2008/09). Congratulation to Ben and every good wish for future happiness to Eddie. The couple plan to tie the knot in June 2016.
It is with regret that we record the death on 22 June 2016 of Standley Bushell (Trinity Hall 1943). Standley was a keen sailor in his day and a staunch supporter of the Club until his death. He lived in Norwich in later life, sailing a White Boat at NBYC, and remained very cheerful in spite of ill health in recent years.
We congratulate Keith Sammons and and wish Jo Lucas (Caius 2003) every happiness on their very recent engagement. There is indeed more to life than team racing event management - but we trust that their services will continue to be available on that front also!
Arthur Henderson (Robinson) and Tim Gratton (St Catharines) have been selected to sail on the BUSA team that will tour America this September (2015). Congratulations to these two members of the winning Cambridge Blue team!
Some fascinating material of the Club's life in the 1962/63 year has come to light from Mike Hayles archives. As well as a team race against Middle Nene in National 12s, there are several shots of Alphas sailing on the gravel pits at St Ives (long before Hunts SC moved there), in the first row of photographs below. The Alpha was Blossoms answer to the Firefly, but fibreglass construction was still a developing technology in the 1960s and the Alpha was not a success.
Members will be interested to learn that William Sunnucks (Peterhouse 1974) has been pioneering the development of canted T-foiling for catamarans in the UK. William's 20-foot Vampire is the current test bed, and the 20 degree outwards cant of the foils is designed to give least drag, imitating the windward heel of a Moth sailing upwind.