Bury clinch team prize in regatta

TIPPING OVER: Action from Lackford Lakes
TIPPING OVER: Action from Lackford Lakes
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Bury St Edmunds Sea Cadets hosted the area Sea Cadets’ regatta at Lackford Lake on Saturday.

Eighty Cadets from seven units across East Anglia were greeted by bright, breezy weather which provided some challenging sailing conditions.

The Bury St Edmunds’ unit fought off strong challenges from the Norwich, Beccles and Ipswich to win the team prize and secure their place in the regional championship, which will be held later this year.

Sailing for Bury, leading cadet D Davis, crewed by able cadet A Hale, won the Bosun class.

Cadet O Hale won the Topper class and ordinary cadet S Davis was runner-up in the Pico class.

Club racing also took place on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday for the Spring Cup.

It was still breezy, but with warmer temperatures, which provided some pleasant sailing.

The first day saw some close racing with different winners in each of the three races.

Chris Styles did well in his Comet to notch up his first victory in his new boat.

However, Debs Steele showed she is getting the hang of her Byte CII and cleaned up on Sunday to win the weekend’s trophy.

St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association won the Royal Yachting Association’s Push The Boat Out Social Media award last week, earning the club a visit from a member of the British Sailing Team.

They have also been offered long-term support and prizes for the club’s Antigua Sailing Day from the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, in thanks for running an event to celebrate Antigua Sailing Week.