Cambridge Take Silver and Bronze at Summer 2021 BUSA – July 2021

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 BlueCambridge Yellow
Jamie Webb & Ollie JaggerEwan Gribbin & Lilly Reece
Robbie King & Molly DesorgherJuliette Kennedy & Ollie Dennis
Matt Sterett & Olivia JacklinAdam Rathmell & Mattis Prince
Cambridge PurpleCambridge Beige
Will Adler & Bella BiddleMagnus Handley & Fergus Fox
Gordon Sivarajan & Jules WelhamSam Martin & Juan Fierro-Ballaster 
James Cunnison & Lucy WilkinsonJake Scott & Cass Shand

Summer BUSA 2021 Photos – Tuesday’s Racing

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