Emmanuel, by taking the Brindley Cup for Windsurfing from Catz in the final, was the only college to hold out against the determined onslaught of the assembled Robinson and Catz cohorts in a superb Cuppers held at Grafham Water on 20 June 2017. Teams and people who appear in photographs are listed below.
Emmanuel, Murray Edwards, Robinson, St Catharines, Ian Liddle, Mike Hayles, Alison Stainsby, Arthur Henderson, Maddy Green, Helen White, Jemima Lawson, Kieran Gilmore, Rory McMillan, Alex Berry, James Pinder, Matt Kite.
Emmanuel, by taking the Brindley Cup for Windsurfing from Catz in the final, was the only college to hold out against the determined onslaught of the assembled Robinson and Catz cohorts in a superb Cuppers held at Grafham Water on 20 June 2017. In perfect Mediterranean conditions and in a field of no less than 21 colleges, Robinson took the Yule Oldham Cup from Catz in the team racing final – with Catz 2 winning the separate Silver Fleet trophy competition. Robinson also captured the Windsurfing Silver Fleet trophy from Murray Edwards in that final.
The social side of the day was as enjoyable as ever with the Pimms flowing freely and the BBQ just managing to keep up with demand. Explore the gallery of photographs below by clicking on the thumbnail that interests you. Use the ‘Leave a Reply’ function at the bottom of the page to submit any comments you wish to make.
The crowds assemble - immediate past and current Presidents (Ian Liddle-white, Suzie hidden, Mike Hayles-blue) in middle background along with Alison Stainsby (pink - Girton 1973); trophies also on display
Team racing gets under way in four flights of four boats (two a side) ...
... and windsurfing also (one on one)
Competitors relax while they await their turn
Arthur Henderson (Robinson) gets the better of the start against Maddy Green (Murray Edwards) ...
... and cruises to victory in the Windsurfing Silver Fleet competition
Robinson (Arthur Henderson) receives the Windsurfing Silver Fleet Trophy from President Mike Hayles
Emmanuel (outgoing University Captain Helen White) receives the Brindley Cup for Windsurfing Cuppers after defeating Catz (Chris Watts) in the final
St Catharines 2 (Jemima Lawson, Kieran Gilmore, Rory McMillan -
Duncan Hampshire missing) receive their Team Racing Silver Fleet trophy
Start of the first race in the Robinson (red) vs Catz (blue) team racing final
Catz in a close winning combination at the windward mark
But all is open as a desperate tacking battle develops on the final leg ...
... with Catz conceding victory to Robinson as a result of spins
Start of the second race of the team racing final - one Catz boat early
Robinson hold 1, 2 at the windward mark
Catz stage a comeback to take 2, 3 at the final leeward mark ...
... so another tacking battle commences, with Robinson proving victorious at the finish
Robinson (Alex Berry, James Pinder, Arthur Henderson, Matt Kite) receive the 1924 Yule Oldham Team Racing Cuppers trophy from President Mike Hayles