Report – Topper Team Racing at Westbere – 25th May
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The Topper Team Racing was held at Westbere Lake near Canterbury this year with a forecast of sun and a light NW breeze. Seven teams came from across the county with ambitions of taking the Shield home and representing KSSA at the NSSA Team Racing finals.
As is nearly always the case at Westbere the breeze took its time to settle into a consistent direction, this gave the race officer a head ache and the competitors some challenging conditions. Once the breeze had decided which direction it was going to blow some great Racing was had by all that took part.
Going into the final race the Top 4 positions were still to be decided. After the scheduled 21 races were completed a Sail off between the top two teams was needed to decide the winner. As the spectators watched on it came down to the final leg, and boats changed places many times before Whitstable Oysters took the win with Kings just missing out on the line.
Results as follows:
1st Whitstable Oysters
3rd Whitstable Seals
4th Team WMR
Joint:- 5th HBSC Kings
7th Whitstable Pirates
Many thanks to Kings School, Westbere Sailing Opportunities and all that helped out on the day to make it such a success.
KSSA were delighted to be able to present a donation to Richard Gaskell, Commodore of Westbere Sailing Opportunities to support their excellent work in providing sailing opportunities and experiences to many groups in the Kent area.