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RS Tera Open at Desborough Sailing Club

by Paul Handley 12 Apr 2011 07:04 BST 9 April 2011
Summer comes early for the first Tera open of the season at Desborough © Paul Handley

Once again summer came early for the first Tera Open of the season held at Desborough SC on the River Thames. With a good breeze accompanying the sunshine the 17 young sailors and parents couldn’t have asked for a nicer day.

The day started with a short informal training session followed by a few practice laps of the course to help show the beginners the ropes and build confidence. Several of the sailors were competing for the first time including 7-year-old Rupert Jameson HISC, Jack Lewis Draycote WSC and William Houslander DSC.

The first of three short races was led from start to finish by Anya Green, HISC who got well clear of the pack. Niamh Davies, Burnham SC followed in second place. In the following race Niamh took line honours ahead of Henry Jameson, HISC with Anya pulling back to third after being buried in the pack for the first lap.

This saw Niamh and Anya go into the last race on equal points. Daniel Lewis, Draycote SC held the lead at first with Niamh and Anya in close pursuit. Anya made the best of the wind shifts and pulled into the lead by the end to win the final race and event overall. She was a worthy winner of the fabulous Nauticalia Trophy with Niamh Davies second overall followed by Alex Butler HISC, Grace Summers Emsworth SC & Henry Jameson HISC.

All of the sailors sailed well and completed all races in great spirit, so each was a very deserving recipient of an Easter Egg at the prize giving. The Endeavour Trophy awarded for special achievement was present to 8 year old William Houslander of Desborough SC who was competing for the first time after just a few days of learning to sail.

Thanks go to Desborough SC for once again hosting a great event for the Tera Class which was enjoyed by all.

Overall Results:

1st Anya Green (HISC)
2nd Niamh Davies (BSC)
3rd Alex Butler (HISC)
4th Grace Summers (Emsworth SC)
5th Henry Jameson (HISC)
6th Daniel Lewis (Draycote SC)
7th Jack Lewis (Draycote SC)
8th Jamie Aldridge (BSC)
9th Nathan Lomas (Oxford SC)
10th Freya Grant (Emsworth Slipper SC)
11th Grace Hambrook (Hillingdon Outdoor AC)
12th Edward Horton (DSC)
13th Josh Dalton (DSC)
14th Nicholas Pepall (DSC)
15th Rupert Jameson (HISC)
16th Matthew Renton (DSC)
17th William Houslander (DSC)

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