Summer Newsletter – July 2015

Cambridge completed yet another magnificent season by taking the Varsity Match 4-0 at Whiterock, Strangford Lough, Ireland on 1-3 July 2015. Oxford preserved honour by taking a truly exciting Ladies Match 4-3. The event was a superb occasion for visitors as well as sailors. A full report will be found on the O&C Sailing Society website (opens in a new window). Alumni and friends are always welcome at this event and dinner.

Selwyn proved victorious in one of the best team racing Cuppers of recent years held at Grafham on 16 June 2015, with St Catharines worthy runners-up. A full report will be found on the website. Alumni and friends are always very welcome at this event and BBQ.

New Fireflies

A flight of six new fireflies is under construction at Rondar, for delivery in September, and this will bring the Club up to strength with two good flights of boats. Thank you once again to everyone who has supported our appeals for funds. We will be closing the current appeal at the end of July and final reminders will be going out in the next few days. The quote that accompanied a recent very generous gift says it all: “At last I have got around to thanking the CUCrC for some of the best years of my life – and some great life lessons!”. Changing arrangements for funding sport at Cambridge mean that Alumni support is vital to both windsurfing and dinghy sailing.

Round Up

When you meet a Cambridge sailor or windsurfer, please do check that they are getting this newsletter, which proves that they are in touch with the Club. If they are not, do obtain their email address and send it to me – I will do the rest.

The Generations Event is taking place at Farmoor on Saturday 3 October, followed by a black tie dinner in Kellogg College. All alumni are very welcome at this event and the dinner – it is an exceptional opportunity to meet Oxford and Cambridge sailors from across the years. Also, why not raise a team from your contemporaries? Ladies teams are looked on with particular favour and space remains for further entries.

Best wishes,

Anthony Butler
Alumni Administrator

 

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