Ideal Conditions For Tresco Tack Sailing Race

round the island race 2013 2Eleven boats sailed to Tresco from St Mary’s yesterday as the Tresco Tack race took advantage of the ideal sailing conditions.

22 sailors were on the water for the event, which Sailing Club Commodore Mark Underwood says was ”a great turn out” for the end of season race.

There was some close sailing at the start of the challenge with an upwind leg to the Crow Marker. Ben Hicks and Jim and Ben Johnson were both late for the start but Mark says that didn’t spoil their race.

Keith and Jake Buchanan forged an early lead and sailed to victory, with James Terry in the Merlin next over the line, but his boat was relegated to sixth position on handicap.

That meant Ian Sibley and Fran Clark took second place and Freya Jenkins and Carol Buchanan gained third.

The junior crew of Cameron Hicks and Ollie Glenn came seventh in their Laser 2000.

Members were fundraising for the Andrew Simpson appeal. Hundreds of clubs joined yesterday’s global challenge to hold a racing competition.

Some had their events recorded as part of a Guinness world record attempt for the most participants in a multi location sailing race. Scilly’s club didn’t qualify for that part of the event because the adjudicators required at least 25 boats taking part.