03 July 2006

Alumni success in Three Peak Yacht Race

We are delighted to report that the team of alumni taking part in the gruelling Three Peaks Yacht Race (see article dated 5 June) finished in an impressive third place!

The challenge involved difficult coastal sailing up the west of Britain, stopping only to climb to the highest points in Wales, England and Scotland. Third place seems even more impressive when you realise that only eight out of the 22 yachts managed to actually finish the 389-mile race.

The Abbeydale team, comprising sailors Ric Searle, Will Appleby and Jody Slater, and runners Tim Fairbrother and Colin Taylor, raised £1,000 for the National Osteoporosis Society. Well done indeed.