Staunton takes second spot at BUSA Team Racing event
Congratulations to Staunton sailors who took 2nd place at the BUSA (British University Sailing Association) Midlands Mixer Event which took place on 19/20th October. With a last minute invitation to join the first of the Midlands BUSA events ( less than seven days before the event), Staunton stepped up to the challenge. Thank you to our team – Hannah Jones/ Jenny Batson, Ethan Lowing/ Amy Thompson and Toby Clingan/ Amy Nugent, and Ben Walker.
Close to a clean sweep
The Midlands Mixer, featured training on day one and racing on day two. On day two – race day – the Staunton team had an excellent day. With wins against all but UEA the team went into the Semi Finales as one of the top two teams. The finals saw our team narrowly lose to UEA with a loss in race 1, a win in race 2 and with everything to sail for a loss in race 3.
Thank you to all the coaches and organisers
What a weekend, some superb training thanks to coaches Murray and Arthur both on and off the water. Great umpiring from Iona and Steve and superb organisation from Loughborough University Sailing. Fast paced races, lots of camaraderie, nail biting starts, on the water challenges, what more could you ask for, the Staunton team left having had a great weekend!