Team Racing at South Staffs

On Saturday 9th March some Mirror squad sailors and their willing parents took South Staffs Sailing Club up on their kind offer of some team racing. Four teams: Mirror youth, Mirror parents, South Staffs youth and South Staffs adults, each competed in six close races in which everyone had to remember and push the rules.

The day started with light winds. After a quick briefing from Keith everyone was ready to race. With each team getting three races before the wind dropped, we went in for a superb lunch. The wind was starting to pick up as we went into the afternoons races. Well done to George Richards, Gabe Hill, April Whiteley and Chloe Macaulay for helping South Staffs adults with their winning performance.

With time to spare the teams were mixed up and a knockout was introduced. Well done to Sarah Richards, Will Hawkins, Sam Thompson and their respective crews for winning the knockout competition.

Thanks go to Keith Macaulay for organising the day, Steve Leroux for manning the galley and everyone else who helped out.

Written by Gabe and Ben Hill

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