Alumni Autumn News – October 2018

A new year is under way in Cambridge sailing, marked as always by the Team Trials, which took place last weekend. The concentration of the sailors was intense, as can be seen in the photo of the briefing session below. And the trials made good use of our six new Fireflies, purchased through the continuing generosity of so many alumni.

Photo of sailors being briefed

Summer Sailing

A joint CUCrC/CUYC team won again at the second annual International Top Universities Regatta held in Qingdao, China 11-14 August. Current students descended on the RS200 Nationals in force (at Weymouth 20-24 August), with Arthur Henderson taking the Bronze Medal and several others being well placed. Then, on 8/9 September, a Cambridge team competed in the West Lancs SC 24-hour race and picked up the Kicking Strap Trophy for the first club that had travelled over 100 miles to the event. Details of all these successes and start-of-term activities are on the website.

Fastnet Yacht Wanted!

CUCrC and CUYC junior members are keen to make a Cambridge entry for this year’s Fastnet. The skill, determination and enthusiasm are there – but a suitable boat is lacking! Do you know of anyone who might be prepared to lend their boat?

The team is looking for a boat of around 40 feet (e.g. Sigma 38, Fast 40) in offshore racing order. They will be happy to have an owner or representative on board – or not, as the case may be. As well as sailing in the Fastnet event, they would want to sail in 3 or 4 weekend qualifying events.

If you can help at all, please get in touch with Cat Wallace.

420 TR Worlds

The CUCrC bid to run the International 420 Class Team Racing Youth World Championships in August 2020 has been accepted – so the event is on! In spite of its title, the event is not a huge one (8 to 12 teams), but it represents a great opportunity to raise the profile of the Club. Watch this space and, if you have any thoughts or suggestions, please get in touch.

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