Junior Regatta

Post date: 08-Sep-2014 13:21:54

Competitors in SESCA’s Junior Regatta, on Sunday, were greeted with a light North Westerly breeze and warm sunshine. The organisers were very pleased to see entries from the Mildenhall and Newmarket Sea Cadets, as well as from SESCA’s own youth sailing group.

In the first race over a figure of eight course, James Denny (13) from SESCA led from the start followed by his younger brother Richard (11). James made the most of the shifts and puffs to extend his lead, while Richard was caught in the final stages by Jack Webb (15) from Mildenhall Sea Cadets, who had worked his way up through the fleet after being 6th at the end of the first lap. Harvey Cohen-Evans (12), Newmarket Sea Cadets, also did well to finish 4th having climbed from 9th.

The start of the second race was very impressive with all the boats close to the line. The best start, however, was made by the youngest competitor in the fleet Ben Denny (7), SESCA, in his Optimist. His older brothers, James and Richard, sailed well again in the tricky conditions to finish first and third, with the fourth Denny brother, Samuel (9), coming a commendable 5th. Harvey Cowen-Evans improved to finish second with Ian Anderson (11), Mildenhall Sea Cadets, taking 4th.

In the overall placings, James Denny, SESCA, took first; Harvey Cowen-Evans, Newmarket Sea Cadets, second; Richard Denny, SESCA, third; Jack Webb 4th and first Mildenhall Sea Cadets; Ian Anderson, Mildenhall Sea Cadets, 5th; Sophia Shaw, Newmarket Sea Cadets, 6th and first girl; Aaron Bettoney, Newmarket Sea Cadets, finished 7th and first Pico. SESCA took the team prize.

See the Yachts & Yachting report.

Next weekend sees an adult RYA beginners sailing course commencing on the lake, on Saturday, with the Laser Trophy Day and continuation of the Indian Summer Series taking place, on Sunday.