British University and College Sport (BUCS)

Manchester University sailors were greeted with shifty and gusty conditions at the BUCS Fleets Nationals held at Draycote Water last weekend.

In the firefly fleet, James Cummins & Sam Addison had two consistent days finishing 10th in the 65 strong fleet. Phil Aldhous and Eugene Phoenix were less consistent, but still finished in a respectable 21st overall. Edd Slack and Anna had competitive racing in the Laser fleet.

Manchester’s big success was in the slow handicap fleet where Jenny Smallwood and Paddy Jefferies finished 3rd (behind 2 GP14s), winning Manchester’s first BUCS medal!

Jenny Smallwood

In addition, more of our University “kids” were sailing fast this past week end at the BUCS fleet racing championship. Alex Jardine (Laser 2000), Hebe Hemming (Firefly), Ruby Riggs (Firefly) & Henry Hughes (Merlin Rocket) all took part.

The complete results can be found here: