KSSA Promoting Youth Sailing in Kent

KSSA Topper Team-racing Redoubt SC

For the 38th time Redoubt hosted the KSSA Topper Team-racing.  Standing in the drizzle, 8 teams of 3 sailors listened to the briefing on the rules of team-racing and course, which was to be a single triangle and sausage.  As the sun burst through the clouds, the teams took to the water. In light winds, two teams sailed against each other in short one lap races in club toppers, kindly rigged and provided by Redoubt.  However, as the wind dropped so was the sausage!

In fiercely fought races between all teams, it soon became apparent that victory would be contested between Downs 1 (defending champions) and Broadstairs. When the two teams finally met, Broadstairs managed clean starts and claimed 1st and 2nd place, thereby winning the race. 

Having won all of their races the Broadstairs team of Stanley Chick, Imogen Cage-White and Pierce Seward claimed the KSSA Topper Team-Racing Trophy. The team were delighted, having been second for the last 2 consecutive years. They will now go on to represent the KSSA at the NSSA Topper Team Racing at Oxford in October.