Alton Water Cadet Open Meeting

»«25th & 26th June 2011

The inaugural Cadet Open Meeting was held at Alton Water, just north of Colchester over the weekend of the 25th and 26th June. One of our first year helms, Scarlett Anderson, ably crewed by Rhiannon Williams, made the short trip up the A12 to compete.

Saturday proved to be testing for the light weight crew but the girls showed the shape of things to come when they rounded the windward 3rd in one of the races. Unfortunately they could not hold on to this position but nonetheless coped well with the testing conditions.

Sunday dawned a far more pleasant day and mixed results meant that Scarlett & Rhiannon finished 9th overall and won the Bronze Medal for 3rd under 14.

The event was won by National Junior squad members Mary Henderson & Lulu Knot.

Our best wishes go out to Sam & Ben Barr, Nick Sutton & Hattie Sexton, Loni Lilienthal & Lucie Offord and Jack Shorter & Sean Scarbrook, who are competing in the rescheduled Inland Championships and final selector for the British Team in Datchet this coming weekend (2nd & 3rd July).

Matt Barr