Wellington Cup 2016
The winds were strong with even stronger gusts on Sunday June 12th 2016 so a reduced BLSC team of Colin, Chris, Calum and Mike braved the waters of Conestogo Lake for the 2016 running of the Wellington Cup. Calum had to retire as his vang failed so that left the other three to challenge the Conestogo and Guelph Lake sailors. Only two races were sailed as the competitors were too exhausted to sail a third. Harri Palm of Guelph Community Boating Club won the regatta and that club also won the Team trophy. Our Mike was second and our Chris and Colin were tie third. (Perhaps there should be a revision of the calculation for the team trophy for example that it can only be won by teams of three of more. Guelph won with only one boat entering.) The Conestogo people treated the participants to hamburgers afterwards. Well done everyone!
The Wellington Advertiser featured the event in their Friday, 1st July 2016 edition on page fifteen and online.
Click here for the final results and a description of the Wellington Cup. Meanwhile, enjoy these photos, all taken by Andy.