Creek Race 2017
Published 11:34 on 16 Aug 2017
The highlight of Cadet week 2017 ended with the Creek race at 2pm on Sunday 13th August 2017. Race officers Keith Evans and Rachel Leal set 2 courses - with experienced helms and novice helms all eager to put into practice what they had learnt over he last 5 days ! Over 13 lasers & squibs bobbed around in a no wind situation which lead to a 30 minute postponement for the first start . The wind finally filled in from the creek and off the lasers shot with a tight bunched start . Course up towards Cowes with a rounding of fairway before the battle for the fickle creek wind . Harry White fought a close first place with his brother Charlie in the Laser radial a second with Steve Warren Smith on Aquabat with a cadet crew taking third place . The novice race had 23 boats on the start line from a Wayfarer to Picos, Optimists, Terras and Fevas with both cadet and parents racing together . A fabulous reach to the second mark before the tacking duals started ! We had a split fleet early on with the racing sails and rigs making the most of the gusts. Lots of shouts for 'up up' & 'starboard' from the start racing groups meant tactics played heavily with etc novice crews. Not to be outshone by his brothers , Tom nailed first place in the Club Wayfarer with his cadet crew from the beginner group . Fabulous to see Cameron Blamey in close behind for second with his sister Freya chasing his tail for third place . Well done to all who took part and supported both on and off the water . Here's to next year !
Last updated 14:23 on 22 August 2017