Saturday, 27 April 2013

Wilson Trophy : Competing Teams for 2013

Wilson Trophy team racing. Image copyright Wilson Trophy.

by SailRaceWin with information from the Wilson Trophy

The selection has been made for the 32 teams to compete in the 2013 Wilson Trophy and here is the list:

Bristol Barracuda
Bristol University
British Sailing Team
Grafham Grinning Gorillas
Hilbre Highlanders
Howth Yacht Club (IRE)
Itchenor Butterflies
Liverpool University Sailing team
Manchester Purple
New York Yacht Club (USA)
Oxford and Cambridge Sailing Society
RF Hoosiers
RI Pistols (USA)
Royal Cork Yacht Club (IRE)
Royal St George Knights (IRE)
Royal Thames
RTYC Condors
Rutland Raiders
Schull Youth (IRE)
Sheffield Steel
Southampton Male Voice Choir
Spinnaker Auspicious
Staines Steelers
Team Itchenor
Wessex Exempt
West Kirby Hawks
West kirby Sailing Club

In addition, there are further teams on the reserve list.

The West Kirby Hawks are the current holders of the Wilson Trophy. Many of the teams are present or former university team racers, e.g. Castaways is the name for former members of the University of London sailing team.

The international entries are limited to the USA and Ireland this year, but the Americans in particular have been known to spring surprises in the past.

It would be nice to see a New Zealand team competing in future years. ISAF match race ranked 12, Kiwi Reuben Corbett is also a top team racer, and team race coach.

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