NEYYSA Regional Team Racing 2023
What a fantastic weekend we had at Ripon Sailing Club on 25 / 26 February at our inaugural Regional Team Racing Champs.
7 teams battled it out in some really close (nail-biting) racing and skills increased throughout the 3 rounds across the entire entry. There is real enthusiasm and enjoyment of Team Racing in the region and there were some cracking displays of boat handling, rule knowledge and quality team racing moves throughout the weekend.
Congratulations to Team Topper North X who defeated Team North Oppies on count back having both scored the same number of race wins.
Third place went to Pengwins who crept up the score-board on Sunday having finally found their stride, notching up victories against both Topper North & North Oppies in round 3.
Scratch team Feva Divas, who had never raced together before came in 4th closely followed by #teamripon in 5th who were at their first team racing event too.
West Kirby, whose infectious dancing and obvious enjoyment of everything sailing rubbed off on all the competitors and spectators finished 6th, with the new to Feva sailing & team racing quartet from Ripon/Otley in 7th.
A massive thank you to the race team, umpires, parents, helpers, clubs who loaned boats, people who fetched & returned boats and everyone else who made the event possible. Special mention to York Uni Sailing Club who sat in the start & finish boats all weekend to help run the racing, it was great to have you with us. A big thank you to KSail and the UK Team Racing Association for their behind the scenes support, advice and paperwork.
The report is now live on Yachts & Yachting's website.
Ripon were fabulous hosts laying on a huge galley offering (hands off, that last creme egg brownie is mine!) and a fish & chip supper on Saturday night. Lots of their members came to spectate too.
Looks like we might have a new event in our calendar... ?