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Leigh & Lowton SC junior teams virtual race Nelson Schools in New Zealand

by Richard Catchpole 25 Apr 2020 01:45 PDT 18 April 2020
Leigh & Lowton SC take on Nelson, New Zealand sailors virtually © Richard Catchpole

Junior teams from Leigh & Lowton SC near Manchester, UK and Nelson Schools in the town of Nelson on the South Island of New Zealand went head to head on the Virtual Racing platform. The event took place at 9.00am UK time and 8.00pm NZ time on Saturday 18th April.

The racing was in teams of 6, with two formats on the day - a team trophy based on the best 5 representatives from each team in each of the 5 races, and in parallel an individual series for the best 4 out of 5 races.

The racing was exceptionally close throughout with New Zealand's Kelian winning the individual trophy but GBR winning the team trophy 4-1, so honours largely even, and there is talk of a rematch already!

One of the team from each side has some technical issues but the VR has proved to be a great asset to the club during lockdown, the LLSC juniors racing every Friday evening since the start of April.

A great way to spend a lockdown Saturday!

Team Results:

GBR Leigh & Lowton 4
NZ Nelson Schools 1

Overall Results:

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