Congratulations to Oxford Team Racing Association who are now this years Match Racing Champions!
They were the highest placed NSSA team in the RYA schools Match Racing event last weekend.
Only three starts were achieved on the Saturday and these races were abandoned when the wind died completely. But on Sunday it was great match racing conditions and even some sunshine and so the full round robin was sailed.
Thanks to all the other NSSA member teams who entered to make it a great weekend.
Thank you to the RYA, umpires, race officials and everyone else who gave up their time.
As part of the RYA National Match Racing Series 2017, NSSA are invited to enter teams into the "Schools Championship" event on 2nd and 3rd December at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy.
The event will be sailed in Elliot 6M boats, with eight teams of three or four sailors, up to a maximum combined weight of 260kgs. Sailors must be over the age of 14 on the start date of the event and in full time secondary education.
The NSSA Single Handed Team Racing took place at Banbury Sailing Club on 7th and 8th October.
In the semi final, Cambridgeshire A beat Derbyshire A 2-0 and Lancashire B beat Watford A 2-1.
In a closely fought final Lancashire B beat Cambridgeshire A 2-1.
Well done to all of the competitiors and thanks to Banbury Sailing Club for putting on an excellent regatta.
TEAM PLACES STILL AVAILABLE - SEND YOUR APPLICATION QUICKLY
COMPETITORS MUST BE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE IN THE YEAR OF THE EVENT. CHECK YOUR SAILORS' DATE OF BIRTH BEFORE SENDING YOUR ENTRIES, AS THERE WAS AN ERROR ON THE EVENT INFORMATION, WHICH HAS NOW BEEN CORRECTED.
LOCATION - The event is being hosted for the first time by Banbury Sailing Club which is situated on the Northants/Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border. This is a relatively small family orientated club situated in the centre of the country.
SAILING - The event will be sailed under the Wilson Swiss League format in topper dinghies, which are provided by the organisers. We are hoping to run in excess of two hundred races during the weekend to provide plenty of competitive racing for all teams.