Match Report
Milton Abbey School Mixed-U18A vs  Sherborne School Boys-U18A
On: Thursday, 05 Oct 2017
Venue: Away

~~Match Report Sailing 5th October 2017

Away against Sherborne at Sutton Bingham reservoir: Lost three - two

Wind SW 3

This match was a team racing event sailed in 420s, three boats on each team. The conditions were fluky with many wind holes on the lake

The first race was a close race which Sherborne won by one point. Charlie and Lucas made a good attempt to slow the opposition however it resulted in the loss of the second position so making it un-winnable. The second race was however more successful with Charlie and Lucas coming first, and Harry and Ruby coming third, however the victory was secured by an excellent sail from Hugo and Frankie pushing the opposition into the last two oppositions. The third and fourth races were won by Sherborne where their in depth knowledge of the lake paid dividends. By the time we got to the last race however, the Milton Abbey team had discovered where the wind shifts were and all three boats had an excellent race, taking the first three positions. Lake sailing is not something that we have done very often and it was a very creditable performance at an unfamiliar venue.