Keen to support the growing Tera fleet in the East, Royal Harwich Yacht Club kindly hosted their 1st Tera open event and what a fantastic welcome we had!
With all three Eastern coaches on hand, this proved to be a great start to the open season. Our sailors had to deal with the tide, strong winds and very flukey wind changes. There was some very close racing. Pros and Sports shared a start which gave some very interesting racing in the strong afternoon winds.
Archie had a storming day not just dominating the Sport fleet but in the afternoon led both the Sport and Pro fleet home. Oscar and James O swapped places behind him with Oscar beating James in the final race to take 2nd overall, with James 3rd. In the Pro fleet, Sam and Sydney both had a great day of sailing with Sam taking 1st. Full results are available here
Craig and Hobie were on hand to coach the whole fleet and saw huge improvements over the day. Special mention from Craig went to Josie for some great sailing and Natasha for some real improvement. Officer of the Day, Graham loved how much Archie and Oscar smiled whilst they were out on the water. Apprehensive about racing with the fleet, James D choose to be responsible for the hooter on the committee boat. However, having met the friendly fleet, he is now looking forward to taking part in the next Train & Race at Aldeburgh.
This was the 1st event of the Eastern Traveller Series. Coach Mike has put a buddying system in place. The 'buddy pair' results are as follows:
1st - Oscar / Charlie (8)
2nd - Sam / Natasha (9)
3rd - Tristan / Issy (11)
4th - Archie / Harvey (12)
5th - Matt / Josie (16)
6th - Lucy / Oliver (22) & Dom / Max (22)
Finally, thanks to Royal Harwich for a great day. Many of the sailors are looking forward to returning in Royal Harwich Junior Week in August and the next Tera Open in 2014!
RS Tera Open 11/05/13
Tera Pro Fleet
Tera Sport Fleet
R1 - Tera Pro Fleet
R2 - Tera Pro Fleet
R3 - Tera Pro Fleet
R4 - Tera Pro Fleet
R1 - Tera Sport Fleet
R2 - Tera Sport Fleet
R3 - Tera Sport Fleet
R4 - Tera Sport Fleet
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