North West Junior Travellers Trophy

Bassenthwaite Sailing Club are hosting a round of the RYA North West Junior Travellers Trophy today.

An overcast morning brightened, and the wind strengthened, as the day went on. There were plenty of shifts to challenge the competitors, some capsizes, and much good sailing for many.

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A fly past by a Vulcan bomber during the final race was a spectacle that many will never have seen, nor have the opportunity to see again!

Although Windermere School received the travellers prize for entering six boats, Leigh & Lowton had outstanding performances winning all three fleets. Harvey Leigh winning all three Optimist races, Lorcan Knowles winning two races in the Junior fleet, and Gareth Staples-Jones 1st in the final race of the Youth fleet breaking the 3 pt tie with James Chasty from Redesmere.

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The prizes were awarded by the Commodore’s wife, Kirstie Somerville, and Lorcan Knowles gave a winner’s speech on behalf of the visitors.

Final results 

Optimist fleet champion Harvey Leigh


Junior fleet champion Lorcan Knowles


Youth fleet champion Gareth Staples-Jones