Oxford won the double crown of the RYA and BUSA Womens National Team Racing Championships 2019 held at Spinnaker SC 23/24 March 2019. Cambridge were runners-up and EmRobsSmashMob took 3rd place. UCD (University College Dublin) won the Silver League and a combined Oxford-Cambridge team made their debut by winning the Bronze League.
Womens National Team Racing Championships 2019 Details
Oxford and Cambridge stamped their authority on the first day of racing, with Sevenoaks School chasing hard in third place. A light and variable wind gave both competitors and race officers a testing time, with some ragged starts resulting. At the end of the day Cambridge had a clean slate of 11/11, Oxford 9/11, and Sevenoaks 9/12.
Conditions were similar on the Sunday, with racing split into Gold, Silver, and Bronze leagues. It was an Oxford-Cambridge final and the encounter lived up to expectations with the result in doubt until the last mark of the last race in the final. There Oxford managed a textbook conversion from 2, 3, 6 to 2, 3, 4 to give them the race, match, and title.
Congratulations to Ed Morris and his team, including Race Officers and Umpires, for running a great event. Also a big thank you to Spinnaker for their continuing support of team racing events.
Womens National Team Racing Championships 2019 Photographs
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