Cadet Open Meeting and RYA East Zone Indicator was held during 17th and 18th September 2011 at Stone Sailing Club.
by David Elliott
Twenty four boats from Alton Water, Corinthian Otters, Fishers Green, Thorpe Bay, Waldringfield and the host club assembled for the two-day meeting over the weekend. Six races were scheduled with one discard kicking in with the fifth race. The event also served as a qualifier for the RYA East Zone squad and as the penultimate round of the Mailspeed Marine Eastern Area Series.
Only two races were possible on Saturday, which were sailed in a strong wind. Race one saw Nick and Josh victorious and followed home by Sam and Ben. Lucy and Lainey Terkelsen from the host club in 8571 Blu Calula were third, with Waldringfield’s Sam Yale and Harry Chatterton sailing 9369 Out Of The Blue fourth, Alex and Robert fifth and Hattie Ayre and Cally Terkelsen also from the host club in 8420 Tantrum, sixth. Nick and Josh repeated their victory in race two and went home overnight leaders. Alex and Robert were second, with Sam and Ben third and Lucy and Lainey, fourth. Josie Gummer and Aaron Chadwick from Fishers Green in 8415 Challenger were fifth, with Hattie and Cally sixth.
Sunday saw one race sailed in light airs before the wind died. Thorpe Bay’s Alex Warrington and Laura Lloyd sailing 8541 Stress led the fleet home, followed by Josie and Aaron, Alex and Robert, and Nick and Josh. Alex Page and Richard Townley from Alton Water in 8521 Gnat were fifth, with Hattie and Cally registering their third sixth place of the event. UK Cadet Class Association website
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