Sailors on right tack for race round clock

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

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.”

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