The NSSA double-handed team racing event (also known as 2 boat team racing!) will took place on the 24th March 2018.
The event was hosted by Oxford Sail Training Trust (OSTT) at Farmoor Reservoir, Oxford, OX2 9NS. T
Racing took place in fleets of fireflies, which are provided by the organizers. Teams of two double handed boats, means that you only need four sailors to make a team, 24 teams took part. 72 races were run plus semi finals and finals. each team got at least 6 races
In the end the final was won by MCS A, they defeated MCS B 2:1 in 3 very tight fought races.
The NSSA would like to thank Dave Bickerton and his team of volunteers at Oxford Sail Training Trust, all the visiting volunteers, the umpires, the PRO Elliot, Ksail for results and scheduling, for making a successful event, it would not have happened without them
All the results can be found at http://events.ksail.co.uk/2018/NSSA/
As part of the prizes.
MCS A will get a funded entry into the Eric Twinanne team Racing championship in October 2018 representing the NSSA in the under 18 catergory
West Oxford Sailing Club A as the highest placest team with under 16s in will get a funded funded entry into the Eric Twinanne team Racing championship in October 2018 representing the NSSA in the under 16 catergory
This year, the NSSA, along with the Merlin Rocket Owners Association, are pleased to once again be able to offer the opportunity for several young sailors from the NSSA to attend the Merlin Rocket National Championships. This is a great opportunity for young sailors from the NSSA to get to try out a new boat, compete in a different environment, and expand their sailing experience.
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.
This year, the NSSA, in partnership with the Merlin Rocket Owners Association (MROA), sent three teams to the Merlin Rocket National Championships in Pwllheli. Feedback from all corners has been really positive, and both the NSSA and the MROA are pleased to announce that this opportunity will be running again in 2018.