Results & Match Reports (Public)
Match @ Rutland Water v. Oakham School
Three teams from RHS competed at Rutland Water against teams from Oakham School and Rutland Combined Schools on Saturday 24th February. RHS sailors comprised one senior Firefly team, and two junior Feva teams.
The wind was a steady force 4, with plenty of fetch coming across the water, making conditions rather choppy. Our sailors coped well in the breeze and chop, despite many of them sailing in new partnerships and team groups.
The Firefly team managed three comfortable wins over the Oakham team, dropping only one race due to some confusion in the pre-start. The team’s boat handling and speed on the water was impressive, often being in a 1,2 winning combination by the first mark.
The junior Feva teams enjoyed the full power racing, with RHS A winning all 4 of their races against the home teams. RHS B also fared well, winning 2 of their 4 matches and losing out on one, unfortunately due to equipment failure.
It was particularly good to see our more experienced helms working with several new crews to team racing, and to see the excellent communication and mentoring which took place on the water. For some this was their first time team racing, and the afternoon provided some much needed experience and a great opportunity to learn from more experienced sailors.
The Senior Team consisted of Freddie Wootton (c) & Megan Aslet-Clark, Lorand Eross & Ben Spier, Ashley Deaton & Max Shiel. The Feva A team; Josh Davies (c) & Georgina Stammers, Drew Bessey & Ben Woodcock. The Feva B team; Lia Fletcher (c) & Olivia Gowland, Jack Oakley & Francis Hartgrove.
Suffolk Shiver 2018: Match Report
RHS hosted our annual Suffolk Shiver team racing event at the weekend which saw teams from Loughborough University, UEA, Royal Harwich yacht club, RGS Guilford as well as our own RHS team all competing over a long day of racing. The Shiver lived up to its name with team’s battling with a chilly and wet southerly wind over 28 races.
The first team of Ashley Deaton, Harry Bone-Knell, William Penny, Abbie Sykes, Josie Ruffles, and Joshua Davies all did themselves proud by winning all 7 of their races and taking the top spot on the podium. Our second team performed well and won 2 races narrowly missing out on 2 more but with many positive training points for the future. Many teams had a lot to take away from the pre-season event and we look forward to seeing everybody back next year.
The final top 3 was 1st RHS1 2nd RHYC and 3rd UEA.
A big thank you to Mr E Sibson and the team, including the extras roped in, for organising and running a successful event.