Posted 09/04/10 (16.00)
News hot from Chew is that with no sailing today the results are:
2nd Southampton 1
3rd Warwick 1
1st Southamption 2
Posted 09-04-10 (11.50am)
With a maximum of 5 knots of wind forecast all day, day 2 of the BUSA Team Racing Finals didn’t look too promising. However at lunchtime the breeze had picked up and racing was able to continue for the rest of the afternoon.
A total of 84 races were completed, which saw Edinburgh dominate the Super Gold league, only dropping one race out of six!
With only 3 knots of wind forecast for day 3, these results could prove crucial.
Those not on the water were able to enjoy the blazing sunshine and made the most of a visit from a local ice cream van.
The BUSA Team Racing Finals, which are being kindly supported by the University of Bristol Alumni Foundation, kicked off today and saw 198 competitors, 40 fireflies, umpteen helpers and more spare shackles than you could shake a tiller extension at, taking over the sailing club at Chew Valley Lake. Racing got off to a slow start but by mid-morning more breeze had arrived and the full schedule of 130 races was successfully completed with some highly competitive racing.
In league A, Edinburgh won their league without dropping a race – league B saw Warwick 1 and Exeter both win 6/7 races (with Warwick going through to the Super Gold fleet) – and in league C there was a three way tie between Bristol, Southampton 1 and London 2, which Southampton 1 won. In the ladies competition Durham and Southampton are currently heading the leaderboard but with a second round robin scheduled for tomorrow this could all change.
Outlook for tomorrow is very light wind so fingers crossed!
Unfortunately due to Bristol water regulations there will be NO SAILING at Chew Valley on Tuesday 6th April (the day before BUSA TR finals).
Teams will probably be able to sail on Monday 5th or the weekend, but any team wishing to do so should check with Emily Crow before-hand.