Emmanuel Conquers Cuppers – June 2018

Emmanuel won Cambridge team racing and windsurfing Cuppers 2018 held at Grafham Water on Tuesday 19th June. Sidney Sussex won the Silver Fleet Team Racing and Murray Edwards the Silver Fleet Windsurfing. The event was a bitter-sweet occasion and last hurrah for sailing Blue Josh Flack of Emmanuel. It was his second and final Cuppers win after 8 years of first and second degree study at Cambridge.

 
A record number of 23 teams (19 colleges) entered for the team racing event, the weather was perfect, and the BBQ/Pimms as successful as ever. The team racing round robin produced four evenly-matched semi finalists: Christs, Emmanuel, Magdalene, and Sidney Sussex (the Silver Fleet winners). Emmanuel powered through 2-0 over Sidney Sussex in the first semi final. Christs lost their first semi-final race to Magdalene, but refused to be fazed by this outcome and went on to win 2-1.
 
Then, in what was a grandstand final, Emmanuel emerged victorious over Christs (2-0) and so prove worthy winners of Cambridge team racing and windsurfing Cuppers 2018. Both the semi finals and the final were notable for the high standard of team racing in each.
 
A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped and to Grafham Water SC for welcoming the Club’s annual invasion yet again. 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.

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