Congratulations to Cambridge on making a clean sweep of the recent 100th Varsity Match at Itchenor (4-0 for the Men and 4-1 for the Ladies). Excellent weather and superb organisation made it a truly memorable event – a big ‘thank you’ to all those whose efforts, on and off the water, made this match one to remember. A full report and gallery of photographs are on the O&CSS website (opens in a new window).
125th Anniversary – 2018
It is just 9 months to the 125th Anniversary Event on 21st April 2018, so make sure it is in your diary. There will be random pairs team racing during the day, followed by a dinner in Darwin College. The 125th Anniversary Tie is already available, to a slim and even more attractive design than the previous version, with just a single burgee. It is a top-quality production from The Tie Store and comes complete with a light blue lining. Ties will be available at the Generations Event (opens in a new window) for £18 (Saturday 30th September at Farmoor – get your team together now!) or can be obtained in advance from the Alumni Administrator for £20 including UK p&p.
Match Racing in California
As this newsletter goes out, James Pinder (Helm), George Hopes, Jemima Lawson, and Jamie Webb are at St Francis YC, San Francisco – training with the USA Women’s Match Racing Champions. From there they move on to Balboa YC for the prestigious (youth event) Governor’s Cup (opens in a new window) 17-22 July. We wish them good sailing and good luck!
Sponsorship and Publicity
Would your Company benefit from recruiting capable Cambridge students? Talk to your HR Manager about the possibility of CUCrC sponsorship giving your Company access to 40 keen team racers and over 500 interested sailing students at Cambridge. Use ‘Reply’ contact me if you wish to take things further.
Colleges continue to respond very favourably to our practice of informing them of their students’ sailing successes each term. We are hoping that they will cooperate with us in putting out a ‘puff’ in their regular newsletters – about our 125th Anniversary celebrations.
Best wishes, Anthony Butler