Sevenoaks Sailors win Suffolk Shield
Saturday 26 January saw nine teams invited to the Suffolk Shield Team Racing event which was hosted by the Royal Hospital School and sailed at Alton Water SC.
A mixture of senior, youth and school teams raced through the round robin stage with the top four progressing to semi-finals and finals. Conditions throughout the day were great for team racing with enough wind holding for the finals to make for close, tactical three-boat team racing.
The Sevenoaks team improved throughout the day qualifying for the final stages. In the semi-final they were up against RGS Guildford, with Sevenoaks winning the best of three match convincingly 2-0.
The final was a rematch of the RYA Youth and Junior National Finals from earlier in the academic year against Rugby School; the same format as the semis, with the first team to win two races to take the title. A dominant performance from the Sevenoaks sailors saw them win the final 2-0. Congratulations!
Nick Davies (Capt) and Ed Salmon
Cossie Lewis and Annabel Richards
Anne-Marie Ratnage and Alice Parker
Top 4 Results
1st Sevenoaks School
2nd Rugby School
3rd Rutland SC
4th RGS Guildford