London’s biggest sailing competition basked in sunshine

’Bosuns’ racing on the River Thames
A fleet of 46 dinghies competed in the 2013 London Regatta held on the Greenwich stretch of the River Thames on Sunday 6 October. The annual one day full-closure test of the Thames Barrier made the river a temporary non-tidal waterway with no through traffic.

Three racing tracks were set out on the river between the Thames Barrier and the O2 Arena. Five classes of dinghies from seven sailing clubs were allocated to a race track and all boats had three or four races.

Light winds on a warm and sunny day delayed the start. When the wind had picked up enough the racing began soon after 11 o’clock.

Congestion on the Bosuns' race course - 2013 London Regatta

The event was hosted by Greenwich Yacht Club. Race Director Hal Andrews said, 'Despite light winds which ensured very safe sailing for all competitors, we are glad the warm weather allowed everyone to enjoy the event so much. GYC thanks everyone for entering and we look forward to welcoming even more competitors next year.'

Results were based on overall performances across a number of races. Here are the day’s winners by boat class:

Bosun: Ed Britton and William Farnhill-Bain, Greenwich Yacht Club
Pico: Noah Trutzig-Ruddock, Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre
Topper: Leila Moore, Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre
Vision: Broadie McBride, The Ahoy Centre
Feva: James Haddock and William Wilding, Erith Yacht Club