Inaugural Younger Members' Inter Club Fleet Racing

01/04/2014

At QMSC on Sat 29th March the RTYC hosted the first ever Younger Members Interclub Regatta. The day's J/80 fleet racing consisted of 8 short races and was attended by teams from the RTYC, the Royal Yacht Squadron, the Oxford & Cambridge Sailing Society, Exeter University Boat Club, the Household Division Yacht Club and Sea View Yacht Club.

The conditions - a sunny 19 degrees and a moderate breeze - made for a marvellous spring event. The racing was dominated by the OCSS team who were peerless at the starts, and notched up a total of 4 wins over the course of the day. Second place went to the RYS after some consistent racing and despite a controversial luffing effort against the RTYC boat in the penultimate race, which badly needed a bullet due to a prior disqualification. Overall the event was a tremendous success both on and off the water and we hope to continue the tradition of interclub younger members' events in 2015.