A tough race but good for team development

The Cranfield MBA Regatta 2009 turned out to be a very tough race with some excellent crews. The weather was varied throughout the weekend although Sunday provided some pretty high winds which made exciting racing.

The Henley team came in 16th out of 23 yachts, not helped by a very poor 4th race where our spinnaker went down into the sea and became waterlogged. After recovering from that we were 22nd and unable to make up any more places.

On a more positive note the race weekend helped the team develop in a big way. This was the first time the six members had sailed together so the crew settled into their roles on board and began to hone their skills. We are confident that with a bit more practice, next years regatta’s will prove to be a completely different story.

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