Athene Cup 2017
A dry, warm day with a fresh south westerly breeze greeted 8 punts at Thurne Mouth. They raced down to beyond Upton Dyke, back to St Benets and then a last leg up the Thurne to Womack before finishing at Thurne Mouth. Andrew (Drew) Wilton, in Merlin; crewed by Elske, sailed a cracking race to take the Blackbird Trophy for the first boat home. The Athene Cup was retained on handicap by Gamecock sailed by Mark Elson and crewed by Alastair Drew.
Sailors and spectators then enjoyed the traditional delight of Punt Club tea and cakes, before the prize giving.