This coming weekend, 22-23 February, the RYA & BUSA Ladies’ Team Racing Nationals 2014 will be taking place at West Kirby, a place synonymous with Team Racing.  

Until this year Spinnaker Club, at their Ringwood base, was the regular host to this event so this will be a first for West Kirby Sailing Club.  

The Ladies is the one major Team Racing event that West Kirby has never held and so the Club is looking forward to creating an enjoyable and successful weekend for the ‘Ladies’.  

The Commodore, David Taylor, who is also Umpiring and Race Officer, Adam Whittle, are hopeful of good racing conditions over the weekend after some appalling weather recently across the whole country. During what is now known as the Big Storm the boatyard was seriously flooded and much collateral damage was done around the Club however all the Team Racing boats are in good order and ready to go.  

Of the16 teams entered this year 14 represent Universities which is similar to last year. The teams can expect a full on weekend’s Team Racing and the competitors can expect in excess of 150 races, the wind Gods permitting.  

The first start is at 10am on Saturday and as ever West Kirby will provide spectators and passers-by on the Promenade and Lake wall with an excellent view of some exciting and close racing.  

Team set to compete at the RYA & BUSA Ladies’ Team Racing Nationals 2014 are:  

Bristol 1
Bristol 2
BUSA Ladies
Cambridge Pink
Cambridge Blue
Cardiff Glasgow
Manchester University
Oxford University
Plymouth 1
Plymouth 2
Rutland Raiders
West Kirby SC

For further information on the RYA & BUSA Ladies’ Team Racing Nationals 2014 click here