Central Cans 1: The Freedom Cup, Saturday 17th April

Apr 23, 2021
The first of the inaugural Central Cans Series events, the Freedom Cup, was held on Saturday with a strong entry list and 10 boats on the start line. We were all thankful for the light conditions for what was many members' first race of 2021.
Over the 2 laps of the course the wind direction proved slightly temperamental resulting in lots of sail changes which definitely brushed off any cobwebs! The conditions tested all of the teams but was truly champagne sailing and bodes well for some more excellent and close racing over the rest of the series.
With just 6 minutes separating the top 6 boats, on corrected time, Mike Wallis’s ‘Jahmali’ came up on top taking first place closely followed by Jaydon Owusu representing Greig City Academy in second place and Matthew Richardson’s ‘Ayaya’ in third.
A big thank you to the race committee of Mike Norton, Pat North and Maggie Widdop on ‘Taras’ and to Matthew for organising the event.
The next event, the 'Mid May Mug' is scheduled for the 15th May.
Emily Dresser, Lady Penrose

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