RIP Suzi Cannon
Whitstable B14s pass on the sad news that Suzi Cannon, tiny helm of
B14 team with husband Richard, passed away on Saturday after valiant
fight against cancer. Suzi was indomitable in spirit with courage to
take on anything. Having to learn how to sail later in life for the
first time whilst helming an Olympic class Tornado catamaran, she did
not flinch at the wonderful eccentricities of the B and loving every
second of sharing Richard's and her mutual passion for the boat.
With a young family, travelling to events was not an option but Suzi
and Rich would make the best of any opportunity to be on the water at
Whitstable, even in between chemo sessions. Gentle in nature, Suzi hid
a core of firey determination and enthusiasm that lead her to a
success as a competitive road cyclist, downhill mountain biker (often
beating the boys) and passionate squash and tennis player. As probably
the tiniest helm the fleet has seen, Suzi showed that with the right
heart anything is possible in a B, and in life in general.
B14 Inland Championships – Queen Mary Sailing Club - Defying the Forecasts!!
Despite forecasts suggesting breeze well over 25 knots all weekend a number of teams made the trip to Queen Mary SC to battle for the 2013 Inlands Title. A rather unusual scene the fleet must have made on arrival with many teams packing as much mountain biking kit as sailing kit just in case!! It was to prove to be unused for most..
Bullet-B powers downwind on day 1
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UK Inlands 2013 26th/27th OCtober, Queen mary SC
The Inlands are this coming weekend! Still time for a last minute desicion to come. Details of where to stay, the social arrangements etc are on the forum.
The Inaugural B14 “Cymru Cup”
The morning of Saturday 14th September awoke to blue skies and a gentle northerly Welsh breeze at Cardiff Bay YC where 3 teams from across the land (2 apparently from God’s Country) gathered for what was going to be a spot of training and then a racing test event. The teams “Doris” (Mark Cockrill/Alex Farr) & “Adventure Wales” (Gareth Davies/Nathan Cumpstone) began with a spot of England v Wales banter whilst waiting for the late arrival of “Sabre Sails” (Simon Brewer/Alistair Ramsden) – someone forgot what time we were all meeting apparently).
Plymouth TT Cancelled
sadly due to unresolvable issues the TT at Plymouth has had to be cancelled. However there may be a short notice event on the Solent, run by either Weston or Netley. please see the forum for latest details.