Sailing

Crafty Craft Race

Nineteen craft set sail on May Bank Holiday Monday at one of Newbury’s biggest events as a flotilla of home-made boats set off along the Kennet and Avon Canal. 

The annual Crafty Craft race set off at 8.30  from the Dundas Arms in Kintbury to the finish line at Newbury’s Victoria Park.One team, and three time winners at Crafty Craft, was raising money for the Ark Cancer Centre Charity.  

The all women team - the Bicycle Belles, was confident as they crossed the finish line. Chairman of the East Woodhay Society,John Angle said: "I think we have broken the record this time."

Ark Sailors - Fastnet Race

Thank you to surgeon Jonathan Blanshard and his crew for raising funds for us when he took part in the Fastnet race - sailing 608 miles in the Irish Sea for five days non-stop!