February 23rd/24th saw thirteen teams from around the UK take part in the annual Brunel Badger event at Datchet Water Sailing Club at the Queen Mother Reservoir, London.
The event ran like clockwork completing over 110 races over the two days, Imperial College, Portsmouth and Sevenoaks all pushed hard in the round robin series. A perfect 10kt breeze meant that team tactics took precedence over boat handling.
Team Zephyr, representing University College Cork & the Royal Cork Yacht Club, recorded an unprecendented white-wash victory, with 18 wins from 18 races and took the Brunel Badger Trophy in style. The newly formed team was using this event as a warm up fro the upcoming UK Team Racing Nationals, George Invitational and the Wilson Trophy later this Spring. They were delighted with the result and are looking forward to a great season in 2013.
1st Place – UCC/Royal Cork – Team Zephyr
2nd Place – Portsmouth
3rd Place – Sevenoaks
Team Zephyr consisted of (L to R) Caoimhe Burns, Jen Cuppage, George Kingston, Fred Cudmore, Sarah O’Leary & Alex Barry.