Grafham Water is the best piece of inland sailing water in the UK (Google Earth it – over 6 Km2 of sailing water and no mountains!). As well as that, Cambridge is an ancient university and a town, both of international renown.
Cambridge is the top team racing university in the UK, with three wins and two runners-up places over the past five years at the annual British Universities Team Racing Championships (BUSA). More than 80 teams enter these championships, with regional qualifiers producing 28 teams for the 3-day finals.
Grafham Water SC is familiar with big national events, regularly running major class championships such as the 420 End of Seasons, and Inland Championships for Optimists, Lasers, and RS200s.
With that background, the aim was to provide feast of very competitive and intense team racing in August 2020 – the UK summer with average daily temperatures of 22°C. Teams would have been sailing in at least 12 races of less than 15 minutes duration per day over a starboard-hand box or digital ‘2’ course.