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Cup for Cambridge team racing Cuppers winners
The Yule Oldham (Team Racing Cuppers) Cup
Cup for Cambridge windsurfing Cuppers winners
The Brindley (Windsurfing Cuppers) Cup

Book Cambridge Team Racing and Windsurfing Cuppers in June 2019 – see booking display for date

Join in on a great day of team racing and windsurfing – book Cuppers at Grafham Water in June 2019 – see booking display for date – and enjoy the famous lunchtime BBQ. Transport by coach departs from Queens Backs and you will return in time for May Balls. Take a look at last year’s event to see what you will experience if you enter.

Go straight to Windsurfing details.

Team Racing Details

Event Format

The sailing format will be a Round-Robin league, seeded into different ability fleets, followed by semi finals and finals. Teams are two helms plus two crews, and we allow up to two entries per college if spaces are available. Furthermore, we permit a joint entry from two colleges if neither college can raise a full team. Make all your entries now – we will refund fees if we cannot accommodate your second entry.

Cost and Transport

Cost is around £15 a person (i.e. £60 a team), but you can claim back from your College JCR. This cost includes the lunchtime BBQ, which runs for most of the day. There will be two separate coach departures: one at 9:15am (be at Queens Backs by 09:10 at the latest); and one at 10:00am (meet at Queens Backs by 09:55 at the latest). The return coaches will set out from Grafham Water at 4pm and 5pm.

Some Cuppers Advice

It is always sunny for Cuppers, so bring your suntan cream! Headgear is also useful if you or your team members are not used to ducking under the boom in a dinghy. Non-slip footwear that can get wet is essential. Buoyancy aids are available – but please bring your own if you have one.

Safety: Inland waters can sometimes harbour infections. Although the Club has never experienced such a problem at Grafham, it is good practice to cover any cuts with a waterproof adhesive dressing – and wash hands before eating.

Book Your Team Racing Entry Now!

The booking section is at the bottom of this page. Priority will be given to first team entries up to and including 16 May. From 17 May pre-booked second teams will be confirmed and further bookings will be accepted on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Should you wish to enter a third team, email Bethan Matthew (bm521).   Go and Book.

Windsurfing Details

Event Format

The event format will be knock-out racing, two boards per race, plus a repechage of those knocked out in the first round. Racing will be beach start and then around a simple course. A team is one person, but up to two entries per college are allowed if spaces are available. Make all your entries now – we will refund fees if we cannot accommodate your second entry.

Cost and Transport

Cost is around £15 a person, but you can claim back from your College JCR. This cost includes the lunchtime BBQ, which runs for most of the day. Use Coupon code CDW on the checkout page to get a £5 entry if you have already been entered as part of a dinghy team. There will be two separate coach departures: one at 9:15am (be at Queens Backs by 09:10 at the latest); and one at 10:00am (meet at Queens Backs by 09:55 at the latest). The return coaches will set out from Grafham Water at 4pm and 5pm.

Some Cuppers Advice

It is always sunny for Cuppers, so bring your suntan cream! Non-slip footwear that can get wet is essential.  Buoyancy aids and wet suits are available – but please bring your own if you have them.

Safety: Inland waters can sometimes harbour infections. Although the Club has never experienced such a problem at Grafham, it is good practice to cover any cuts with a waterproof adhesive dressing – and wash hands before eating.

Book Your Windsurfing Entry

The booking section follows immediately after the next ‘Book Now’ section. Priority will be given to first team entries up to and including 16 May. From 17 May pre-booked second teams will be confirmed and further bookings will be accepted on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Should you wish to enter a third team, email Bethan Matthew (bm521).

Book Your Entry Now!

Click on one of the ‘Add to basket’ buttons below and you will be taken straight to a checkout page. If no photo and button appears, Cuppers are over until next June. In addition, if the button says ‘Read more’ the event is fully booked – though additional places may be made available.

By proceeding to book you confirm your whole team’s acceptance of our participation and membership requirements. They will be Day Members for the event.

If no booking displays appear below, Cuppers is over for the year. Details for the current year go up at the start of the Easter Term.

Use Coupon code CDW on the checkout page to get a £5 entry if you are part of a dinghy team.
Please enter your team details in the right-hand notes box on the Checkout page and note the number of vegetarians (for BBQ catering).

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