The results of the 2013 Irish Team Racing Association Irish Team Racing Nationals could inspire a strange feeling of déjà vu. Yet again the final was sailed between visitors Wessex Exempt and local team the George Knights. Once again, Wessex Exempt, this year’s Wilson Trophy winners, emerged as overall winners, with the George Knights as Irish Champions.
2013 is set to be a vintage year for the Irish Team Racing Association Irish Team Racing National Championships.
20 teams have entered, with others on the waiting list. Four teams are travelling from the UK, including last year’s overall winners Wessex Exempt, and West Kirby.
Eurosaf 2K Keelboat Team Racing Championships at the Batavia Sailing Centre Lelystad Holland
GBR takes Gold and Silver in the toughest fought final of the Eurosaf 2K Championships at the Batavia Sailing Centre at Lelystad Holland.. The Royal Thames Yacht Club team skippered by Andy Cornah and Claire Lasko finished the three day championships with only a single loss to take the Arthur Little Trophy and the 2nd edition of the Eurosaf Championships. GBR Itchenor Saiing Club, skippers George Yeoman and Andy Shaw, took second place while ITA Yacht Club Costa Smeralda ,skippers Jacopo Pasini and Antonio Sodo Migliori took Bronze.
On Saturday 18th May the Royal St George Yacht Club held a Team Racing ‘Reunion’ to mark the 175th anniversary of the club and the arrival of a new fleet of fireflies. RStGYC teams from the 70s onwards took on an away team led by their friends in West_Kirby SC. Garreth Craig from fotosail was there… View Article
The 2013 British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy was won by Wessex Exempt on Sunday in a thrilling best of five final sailed on West Kirby’s marine lake. The six sailors overcame stiff competition from 34 teams from as far afield as America, Ireland and across the UK, eventually meeting Grafham Gorillas in the tense final round of the three-day event.
Less than 24 hours remain until the start of this year’s British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy (3-5 May). At 12 noon on Friday, all eyes will turn to West Kirby’s Marine Lake to see if home team and current Team Racing World Champions, West Kirby Hawks, can defend their 2012 Wilson win against 200 other top sailors, amongst them, 2012 Olympic 470 silver medallists, Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell.