Suffolk Shiver 2018
The last weekend of January saw the sailing 1st team win all seven of their races to take the top spot on the podium at the annual Suffolk Shiver team racing event held at Alton Water.
Teams entered from Loughborough University, University of East Anglia, Royal Harwich Yacht Club and Royal Grammar School Guildford to compete over a long day of racing.
The Shiver lived up to its name with teams battling with a chilly and wet southerly wind over 28 races. The 1st team sailors were Ashley D, Harry BK, William P, Abbie S, Josie R and Joshua D who all did themselves proud and really pushed themselves to clinch the victory. The 2nd team also performed well against tough and more experienced competition winning two races narrowly missing out on two more but took away many positive training points for the future.
There was a lot to take away from the pre-season event for all competitors and we look forward to seeing everybody back next year. A big thank you to Mr Sibson and the team, including the extras roped in for organising and running a successful event.
1st Royal Hospital School 1st Team
2nd Royal Harwich Yacht Club
3rd University of East Anglia