Steele seals double delight on the water

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Debs Steele came out victorious as the St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association hosted the informal pursuit series at Lackford Lakes.

With different length courses set based upon the type of boat sailed and racing prowess of the helm, Steele managed to hold off stiff competition from Tony Cipriani, racing for only the second time in the series, to claim overall victory with Kevin Yarrow and Ian Baxter taking third.

Steele again came out on top on Sunday as she won the regular racing series, taking first place in each of the three races. John Holmefjord settled for second followed by Sheila Norman, Carl Day and Alan Shaw.

On Monday, the association hosted a group of school children from St Edmunds Primary Schools as a prize for winning a competition.

Led by their joint Headmaster Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne, with assistance from teacher Claire Gammon, the group of 15 children helmed and crewed Topper dinghies around a set area of the Lake.

Under the watchful eye of Commodore Kieron Adams, the children learnt about boat and wind control and following their experience, the children voted unanimously to include the water sport in the schools’ future curricula.