Recent Success During the Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit

On Saturday 15th June, both Lucy W & Talie A-L helped make-up a crew of seven on a yacht from Horizons Plymouth Sailing Club. They took part in the Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit – a 26 mile round trip from the Mountbatten breakwater to the Eddystone Lighthouse and back again.  

The sailing conditions provided good wind speed, but the direction made the outbound leg quite difficult, beating all the way, hard on the wind.  There was a lot of swell leftover from the bad weather earlier in the week, which made it a fairly uncomfortable ride.  Their yacht was the first to reach the Eddystone Lighthouse.

The boat was rolling a lot on the return leg, making it hard to sail with the spinnaker sail up.  Jon (the skipper) did an amazing job helming (steering).  Lucy & Talie both took all this in their stride, and they made a great contribution as part of the crew.  Their boat was the 3rd to cross the finish line, and when combined with the amount raised towards their chosen charity, ranked 1st overall.

Their yacht raised a grand total of £1975.63 towards the Horizons Children’s Sailing Charity – congratulations to them both.

 

R Woodland

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