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, expect a real feast of very competitive and intense team racing in August 2020 – the UK summer with average daily temperatures of 22°C. You will be sailing in at least 12 races of less than 15 minutes duration per day over a starboard-hand box or digital ‘2’ course.
August 2020 may seem a long way off, but start planning now! Air fares will represent the major expense for many teams, so make an early start on getting sponsorship. We are very much hoping to see a full international entry. Two accommodation options will be provided, on-site at Grafham Water, or in Cambridge (40 minutes drive from Grafham but no public transport).
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Expression of Interest
Complete the form below to express your interest in the 2020 event. This does not commit you to entering in 2020, nor does it guarantee you a place at the event. It will enable us to keep you informed of what is happening. So far we have had the following expressions of interest.
Royal Cork YC (Ireland)
Royal Hospital School (UK)
Rutland SC Youth (UK)
Will Birchill (UK – Personal interest)
Justin and Mitchell Callahan (USA – Optimist world team racing champions)
Jennie Clark (UK – 420 PR)
Craig White (NZ – Personal interest)