Henderson and Maxwell Rule OK – November 2016

Congratulations to Arthur Henderson (Captain 2013/14) and Tom Maxwell (Captain 2014/15) on taking the Bronze medal in a star-studded Firefly fleet of 66 boats at the BUCS/BUSA Fleet Championships held at Draycote Water on 5/6 November 2016. Some 250 sailors from 25 universities took part in the event, spread across four different fleets. The Firefly fleet was more than twice the size of any of the other three fleets.

The second Cambridge entry of Josh Flack (Captain 2012/13) and relative-novice Alice Tebboth (Magdalene 2013) finished a respectable 22nd in the same fleet. A full account of the weekend, from the participants’ point of view, will be found on the Blue Bird website (opens in a new window).

Photograph of Tom Maxwell and Arthur Henderson
Tom Maxwell and Arthur Henderson caught with their Bronze medals by BUSA photographer and webmaster Tony Mapplebeck (St Catharines 1966) – other photographs also by Tony

 
Photo of Arthur and Tom on the run
Arthur and Tom concentrate on attaining maximum speed on the run …

 
Photo of Arthur and Tom leading some other boats
… and emerge ahead of the pack at the leeward mark (middle white-sailed boat with red ‘1’ on its bow) – with Josh and Alice just behind (between them and the red buoy)

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