Cambridge Blue were 2nd, Yellow 3rd, Purple 6th, and Beige 8th in a very enjoyable though restricted Summer 2021 BUSA at Spinnaker SC from 12-14 July 2021. By digging deep into reserves Cambridge fielded no less than 4 teams – 3 teams is the usual maximum when Qualifiers are held.
With the Long Vacation in full swing, entries were reduced by last minute cry-offs to 12 teams – though the usual suspects, Exeter and Southampton, were present. Congratulations to all the Cambridge sailors on a great performance – and a big ‘thank-you’ to Spinnaker, umpires, and officials for an excellent event.
Summer 2021 BUSA 2021 Details
Monday was a wet light-wind day, but good organisation resulted in some 30 races being sailed. Tuesday was fine and started with a good breeze, providing some excellent racing in the morning. Unfortunately the wind died after lunch, when Gold and Silver leagues had been formed, and racing was greatly curtailed.
Wednesday was fine with a reasonable though variable breeze and a full programme of races was sailed before moving to best of 3 semi finals and a best of 5 final. Exeter triumphed over Blue 3-1 in the final, having defeated Yellow 2-0 in their semi final; with Blue despatching Southampton 2-0 in their semi final. Yellow quietly saw Southampton off 2-1 to claim the Bronze in the semi final losers sail-off.
The three days of good sailing were then finished off by an invasion of the Dennis household by all the Cambridge teams for an excellent BBQ – a big ‘thank-you’ to the Dennis family! Winning teams also received some handsome gift vouchers from Rooster Sailing.
|Cambridge Blue||Cambridge Yellow|
|Jamie Webb & Ollie Jagger||Ewan Gribbin & Lilly Reece|
|Robbie King & Molly Desorgher||Juliette Kennedy & Ollie Dennis|
|Matt Sterett & Olivia Jacklin||Adam Rathmell & Mattis Prince|
|Cambridge Purple||Cambridge Beige|
|Will Adler & Bella Biddle||Magnus Handley & Fergus Fox|
|Gordon Sivarajan & Jules Welham||Sam Martin & Juan Fierro-Ballaster|
|James Cunnison & Lucy Wilkinson||Jake Scott & Cass Shand|
Summer BUSA 2021 Photos – Tuesday’s Racing
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