Honours Shared at Windsurfing Varsity – February 2017

The Cambridge 1st (Blues) Team was victorious in the 31st Windsurfing Varsity Match held at Grafham Water SC on Saturday 25 February 2017. Oxford retrieved honour by winning a close and exciting 2nd Teams Match 2-1. People who appear in photographs are listed below.
Chris Watts, David Fischer, Maddy Green, Helen White, Horatio Cox, Adam Heath, Todd Robinson, Yi Hern Chang, Sam Sussmes, Adrià Danglavalls.

The Cambridge 1st (Blues) Team was victorious in the 31st Windsurfing Varsity Match held at Grafham Water SC on Saturday 25 February 2017. Oxford retrieved honour by winning a close and exciting 2nd Teams Match 2-1.

Conditions were excellent for this annual encounter and everyone had a good day’s windsurfing, though the offshore wind made starting tricky. Cambridge won the 1st (Blues) Match inside the distance, taking the first two races, but the teams decided to sail a third race, which Oxford won. So Cambridge retain the Paul Cox Windsurfing Trophy for yet another year – Oxford last won outright in 2013.

The 2nd Teams’ match proved an interesting and exciting struggle. Cambridge headed the fleet in the first race and so assured a win for themselves. Oxford took the lead in the second race, so all depended on who finished third. A hugely exciting struggle ensued, with fortunes changing several times. But it was Oxford who were 3rd on the line – so all depended on the final deciding race. In the event, Oxford got away cleanly to finish 1, 2 and so claim the Jubilee Tankard for the first time.

Congratulations to the winning teams, plus a big thank-you to everyone who worked so hard to make the day a great success – and to Grafham Water SC for their continuing support.

Explore the gallery of photographs below by clicking on the thumbnail that interests you. Use the ‘Leave a Reply’ function at the bottom of the page to submit any comments you wish to make. Team details follow the photographs.

Team Details
OxfordCambridge
Todd Robinson (Capt)Helen White (Capt)
Adria DanglavallsChris Watts
Horatio Cox
2nd Team2nd Team
Sam Sussmes (Capt)Maddy Green (Capt)
Yi Hern ChangDavid Fischer
Adam Heath

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