All three Cambridge teams (Blue, Black, Purple) qualified for the BUSA national team racing finals during the Midlands Qualifiers event held at Grafham on 4/5 February 2017. Teams and people who appear in photographs are listed below.
Birmingham Black, Birmingham Green, Birmingham Purple, Cambridge Black, Cambridge Blue, Cambridge Purple, East Anglia Blue, Kent Black, Kent Blue, Loughborough Pink, Loughborough, Purple, Loughborough White, Nottingham Green, Nottingham White, Nottingham Yellow, Warwick Black, Warwick White, Bryan Ormond, Tim Palmer, Thomas Maher, Josh Adams, Paris Thomas, Helmi Burton-Papp, Jemima Lawson, Chloe Macaulay, Hugo Sloper, Jamie Webb, James Pinder, Cat Wallace, George Hopes, Tim Gratton, Duncan Hampshire, Anna Prescott, Fiona Tait, Dave Robertson, Michael Smith, Henry Morley.
All three Cambridge teams (Blue, Black, Purple) qualified for the BUSA national team racing finals during the Midlands Qualifiers event held at Grafham on 4/5 February 2017. Congratulations to all 18 Cambridge sailors on a fantastic result, and a big thank-you to the team of alumni and students who made possible a first class event for all 17 university teams participating.
Light winds posed a challenge for the race team on the Saturday, but good coordination enabled 59 races to be completed – with the three Cambridge teams heading the interim result list, followed by two Birmingham teams and Loughborough Purple. Sunday dawned with thick fog that fortunately cleared relatively quickly and enabled a further 52 races to be sailed, producing the clear-cut results already mentioned. Warwick Black also qualified for the finals and Loughborough Purple, Birmingham Purple, and Loughborough Pink have a second chance to qualify at the Playoffs in early March.
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Racing under way in the light airs of Saturday
Event Director Bryan Ormond (Pembroke 2012) and Chief Race Officer Tim Palmer (St Catharines 2011) do their stuff
We may not be great on the water, but we can certainly do this ...
Another shot of Saturday's racing
Cambridge Black: Thomas Maher, Josh Adams (Capt), Paris Thomas, Helmi Burton-Papp, Jemima Lawson, Chloe Macaulay
Cambridge Blue: Hugo Sloper, Jamie Webb, James Pinder (Capt), Cat Wallace, George Hopes, Tim Gratton
Cambridge Purple: Duncan Hampshire, Anna Prescott (Capt), Fiona Tait, Dave Robertson, Michael Smith, Henry Morley
East Anglia Blue
Kent Black and Blue