Cambridge Finish Well at Wilson 70 Trophy 2019 – May 2019

Cambridge Blue finished 10th overall in the 18-round Swiss League at the Wilson 70 Trophy 2019 held at West Kirby, Wirral 10-12th May 2019. They were just two places short of the quarter finals and well ahead of BUSA Champions Exeter Blue (17th). Cambridge Black finished 25th – clear of Manchester (30th) and Exeter Black (36th). Congratulations to Blue and Black on a great performance in a top-flight event!

The Society (almost entirely Cambridge alumni) finished 3rd overall in the Swiss League, but went out   2-0 in the quarter finals to a strong Days of Thunder (USA) team. Overall winner was East Coast Drifters (USA), with Birdham Bandits runners-up.

Wilson 70 Trophy 2019 Details

No wind followed by thunderstorms curtailed racing on the first day. Conditions were excellent for Saturday and Sunday, and racing was fast and furious. All the best teams were competing (1 from Australia, 5 from the US, 1 from Austria, and 2 from Ireland) – 36 teams in all. Full results are on the Wilson Trophy website.

Some action photographs follow. First three are Cambridge Black, second three are Cambridge Blue,

Dinghies sailing for Wilson 70 Trophy 2019
Black look good as they approach the weather mark (Friday)
Dinghies sailing for Wilson 70 Trophy 2019
Laragh Harvey-Kelly and Henry Morley concentrate on a good mark rounding (Friday)
Dinghies sailing for Wilson 70 Trophy 2019
Cambridge 2019 Captains in action together: Cat Wallace and Paris Thomas (Friday)
Blue ready for the Wilson Dinner: (Front) Michael Smith, Bethan Matthew, Jules Welham (Rear) Jamie Webb, Robbie King, Alex Smallwood
Dinghies sailing for Wilson 70 Trophy 2019
Cambridge Blue (light sails) stage a close contest against Society Exodus (Saturday)
Dinghies sailing for Wilson 70 Trophy 2019
Robbie King and Bethan Matthew head for the mark, closely followed by Alex Smallwood and Michael Smith (Saturday)
Dinghies sailing for Wilson 70 Trophy 2019
Robbie King and Bethan Matthew in action (Saturday)

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