M.J.QUINN UKFSC 2013
Win For Hampshire
Mick Stead and his crew of Hampshire 1 came out on top
after a testing competition with 18 other yachts to win the M.J.Quinn UK
Firefighters Sailing Challenge 2013. With the fickle wind
strengths prevailing in the Solent throughout the 3-day event, Mick
demonstrated that he had the skills to get the best from his yacht and
crew even in the calmest of conditions. It was a close run though as
Roger Glass from Met Police completed the race series with exactly the
same number of points. The rules of the competition provides a
separate trophy for visiting emergency service entrants so Mick awarded
the overall event. if you wish to see the individual results of
each race, then simply click this
Winner of the pursuit race on the last day of UKFSC 2013
was Nick Harding on the London 2 yacht.
So Well Done Mick, Roger and Nick as you are
the one's to watch out for at UKFSC 2014.
The MJ QUINN UK Firefighters Sailing Challenge added to
the charity giving fund by donating a further £6,000 to it's chosen
charities. This will be used to benefit the following charities:
The Fire Fighters Charity, The RNLI, Save the Children
and Mission for Sam. Full details can be found on the
Supported Charities page.
The event got off to a great start on the Monday evening
with a get together at Port Solent's Sir Alec Rose pub where entrants
were welcomed by the UKFSC committee. Day two saw the event visit
Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight with a prize giving event in the Mhosted
arket Inn. The Cowes Yacht Haven again provided excellent
facilities for crews and a superb Gala evenings in its Event
Centre on day three. Manager Ian Gregory and his staff are to be highly commended for
ensuring that our visiting crews had a thoroughly enjoyable and
memorable time. The UKFSC Patron Mike Golding
provided an inspiring after dinner speech in which he described his
escapades in the Vendee Globe Round the World Race
The M.J.QUINN UK Firefighters Sailing Challenge
2014 will commence on the 28th April - 1st May 2013 under the control of its
London Fire Brigade based organising committee. Led by regular UKFSC competitor Mick Norman
are working hard to ensure that the next event will be one to remember.
In the meantime if you want to register an early interest in participating why not click here
A note to Mick Norman.