RSC Juniors Compete at Maidenhead SC.
Saturday 8 November saw two junior teams from the club competing in a single handed, 2 boat team racing event hosted by Claires Court School at Maidenhead SC. Teams were randomly divided into 4 leagues and after each round promoted and demoted. Reading Girls – Hadey and Amy and Reading Boys – William and Joe all started in League C sailing Toppers, where the girls won their first two races one of which was against the boys. The less experienced boys did well in windy conditions but unfortunately lost both races.
Round two saw the girls promoted to League B where they again won both races this time in style with a 1,2 in both races. The boys now sailing in League D began to find their feet and won both of their races too.
By now the wind was increasing so much that the boats were all reefed before moving onto Round 3. The girls now in League A and sailing Fevas were now up against the better teams and unfortunately lost both races. The boys back in League C won one and lost one.
Round 4 saw both the girls and boys in League B where the girls lost their race and the boys wet, cold and tired decided they had had enough for the day and did not sail.
55 races were run in total, on a wet, cold windy day but both Teams enjoyed themselves, have asked when the next competition is, and did the club proud.
The event was won by Clifton College with Goring Thames Sailing Club as runners up. Reading Girls finished 6th and Reading boys finished 8th. Very good results for their first team racing event.
Well done, Hadey, Amy, William and Joe.