A Cambridge team took Gold in the 3rd round of the RYA Winter Match Racing Series held held at Weymouth in Elliot 6m keel boats 25/26 March 2017. The forecast for the weekend was exactly right – bright sunshine, plus loads of wind (so much so that mains were reefed, and the spinnakers left unused). Fuelled by large amounts of bacon, and a handful of YouTube tactics videos, the round robin got underway on the Saturday with Cambridge finishing top overall on 8/8 wins.
The semi finals started on the Sunday with Cambridge dropping one race, but coming back strongly to make it into the final. The final was tense with Whitfield taking the first race, but Cambridge coming back again to take the next two races and so the Gold Medal 2-1 overall. Congratulations to James Pinder and the Cambridge team on a splendid performance!
A huge thanks also to the organising team for running a very slick event, under challenging conditions.
James Pinder (Helm)