Sailors on right tack for race round clock
ABOUT 130 sailors defied cold and blustery conditions to take to the water for the 15th annual 24 hour race to raise cash for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
On the waters at the Lakeside Leisure Centre at Ferry Meadows, in Peterborough, the sailors, divided into 15 teams, sailed aroundthe-clock on a pre-set course. First home were the instructors of Peterborough’s King’s School in their red Comet, with other challengers including two teams from the Peterborough Sailing Disability group, a number of windsurfers and the centre’s cafe staff in a pedalo. The fun was given the goahead by the Mayor of Peterborough Cllr Keith Sharp. Barry Easom, centre proprietor, who was presented with a certificate of thanks from the RNLI, said: “It was a great success. Conditions were challenging.”