Pre-start at the Cam Cup 2012 on sunny Grafham Water © Anthony Butler

Anthony Butler writes: Wessex Exempt took the Cam Cup at Grafham Water on 3/4 March, with West Kirby close runners-up, in a star-studded field.

“This annual Cambridge University event was dominated by alumni teams who filled the first seven places of the 15-strong entry. University teams took the next three places, in the Silver league, with a grand tie amongst universities and schools in the Bronze league.

“Conditions on the Saturday were excellent, with teams getting 8 to 10 races in sunny conditions. The wind proved tricky on the Sunday, and time was lost in several course changes before a front came through to steady the wind at 20mph and a cool 4 degrees Centigrade. In spite of that teams got 3 to 4 races each – quite enough for most in the cold and windy conditions.

“The Cam Cup Dinner in the Royal Cambridge Hotel on the Saturday night proved as enjoyable as ever…..

…and was followed by ‘clubbing’ at Live”.

Final placings:

Gold League
1. Wessex Exempt
2. West Kirby
3. SSCM (Bristol)
4. West Kirby Hawks
5. Royal Hong Kong YC

Silver League
6. Royal Thames Red
7. Royal Thames Blue
8. Oxford
9. Cambridge
10. Bristol Red

Bronze League
11. Liverpool, Oakham, Oxford & Cambridge SS, Sevenoaks
15. Bristol White

See Report with Photos and Final Results Summary

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