Current Alumni Newsletter – July 2021
Despite the ongoing disruption to university sailing, as to everyday life, from COVID-19, lots of action and successes to report on this summer!
Cambridge take 2021 BUSA Women’s Team Racing
Cambridge were victorious in an excellent BUSA Women’s Team Racing event, held at Rutland Water on 12 & 13 June 2021. It was a glorious sunny weekend with a good wind on the Saturday that enabled a great many races to be sailed for the 8 teams competing.
Cambridge Take Silver and Bronze at Summer 2021 BUSA
Cambridge Blue were 2nd, Yellow 3rd, Purple 6th, and Beige 8th in a very enjoyable though restricted Summer 2021 BUSA at Spinnaker from 12-14 July 2021.
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.
A brisk northerly wind provided just the right conditions for both sailing and windsurfing, though the sun was noticeably absent. A video of the match racing finals is on Instagram
Varsity Match in Limbo
Sadly the 2021 Varsity Match did not take place as planned at Royal Harwich YC in June due to COVID-19 difficulties at Oxford. It may be possible to organise a match later in the season.
CUCrC Honours Boards
And finally, we’ve been busy compiling details of past glories with a new section of the club’s website dedicated to National and International Honours. We still need help to fill in a few gaps in the club’s history – particularly women’s teams and results in 1999 – 2004; 1988 – 1990; 1980 – 1982; and pre 1975.
Keep in touch
Alumni Newsletter Archive
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. Sadly this year’s BUCS Team Racing Championship Finals at Grafham, along with the Wilson Trophy and much of sporting life around the world, were cancelled. But as life is tentatively getting back to “normal” around the country, so it is with Cambridge sailing.
Great news that the 2020 Varsity Match is confirmed for 19/20 September at Farmoor, and will be sailed in Fireflies. If you are within striking distance of Oxford you are very welcome to come and watch the fun. For those familiar with the venue, note that the racing will take place on Farmoor 2; the section of the reservoir to your right as you look out from the club.
Looking ahead, competitive university sailing looks set to tentatively resume in the coming months, this year’s Freshers’ Fair will be a virtual event, and Cambridge are looking forward to hosting the Championship Finals in 2021.
Alumni Gifting Arrangements
The University Development and Alumni Relations office (CUDAR) has very recently introduced direct debit giving facilities for all CU sports clubs. The facilities are free and CUDAR reclaims Gift Aid where it is due.
Direct debits plus Gift Aid reclaiming greatly simplify the Club’s accounting, and the Committee has decided to use the CUDAR facilities for future alumni gifts. If you have a standing order in place, you need take no action because existing standing orders will continue to work fine. Other ways of giving, such as charity vouchers and GAYE, also remain open.
Should you wish to make a gift, use this CUDAR link.
Club ties are now available again and can be purchased on this website.
Keep in touch
Follow news about Cambridge sailors and windsurfers on this website – Instagram feeds are on the Team Racing and Windsurfing pages. The students are promoting Cambridge sailing on social media, including a series profiling this year’s committee.