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BUCS sailing fleet nationals 2019

Exeter Sailing pictured with their BUCS medals from Fleet Nationals 2019

Exeter Sailing excel in the 1st BUCS event of the year

The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Fleet Racing Championships includes 4 fleets of 130 boats representing Universities from all over the country. Exeter continued their long standing success at this event finishing the weekend with a total of 76 BUCS points, topping last years record score of 74 and firmly establishing themselves as the leading University competing at the event.

The women’s team finished 1st in the team event for the 4th year in a row with 20 points and the Men’s team took 2nd place in the team event with 14 points. Notable results for individual boats are listed below:

Firefly fleet

2nd (James Hammett/ William Husband) = 8 points 

Slow Handicap

1st (Lainey Terkelsen/ Emily Gent) = 12 points

Fast Handicap

1st (Jessie Main/ Millie Aldridge-University of Exeter Sports Scholar) = 12 points 

3rd (Theo Williams-University of Exeter Sports Scholar/ Jonny Musgrove) = 6 points

4th (Ed Harris/ Will Knatchbull) = 4 points

Reflecting on the 1st BUCS competition of the year, University of Exeter Sailing Club Commodore Emma McKnight commented “Even though it got off to a rocky start with Saturday being cancelled, it was great to see all of our Exeter sailors on top form on Sunday. We completely dominated three out of the four fleets which allowed us to maintain the high level of success we have had over the past few years at the fleet nationals. We are continuing to train hard every week and I am hopeful that we can continue this success in the remaining three BUCS competitions in April”.

Sailing is part of the University of Exeter Performance Programme, which works closely with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) to support talented sailors within the RYA Olympic Pathway. This year 9 sailors are supported with a University of Exeter Sports Scholarship.

Date: 12 November 2019