Keen young sailors from clubs around Devon and Cornwall took
part in the hotly contested South West Feva Frenzy 2019 at Roadford Lake on
Saturday, 12 October.
The youngsters, aged between 11 and 16, enjoyed a unique fleet
racing event: each club entered two boats, but it was the combined score of the
two, not individual results, that mattered. Competitors had to make sure their
partner boats did as well as their own.
The morning started drizzly, but the predicted rain held off
and a 6-8 breeze blew consistently over the course throughout the day. This
allowed six races, combining triangle and windward/leeward courses, to be run.
The clubs represented were Cargreen Yacht Club, Plymouth
Youth Sailing, Roadford Lake, Royal Torbay Yacht Club and Torpoint Mosquito
Sailing Club. The winners were the Royal Torbay Yacht Club/Roadford Lake team, who
were presented with the Peter Bartlett Cup; Plymouth Youth Sailing team
finished second. Peter Bartlett MBE is a former Trustee of South West Lakes
Trust and former Chairman of the RYA South West Regional Committee.
Ellis from Plymouth Youth Sailing commented: “I was warmer
than I expected. It was good to have some coaching around the starts and extra
coaching before the afternoon session so we could learn.”
Thanks go to Roadford Lake for hosting and Keith Kendall, the
and Dominic from Roadford Lake and Tommy and Fleur from Royal Torbay Yacht Club
with the Peter Bartlett Cup