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Flossie's great USA sailing success #708760
09/17/17 1:47 pm
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We’ve often talked about Flossie (Real name Catherine) in our Kentite threads. For those who don’t know about her she is a feisty young lady who despite being blind since she was a toddler lets no challenge beat her. Her love of motorcycle pillion-riding and camping led Graham to persuade her to join him on the back of his Speedtwin ‘Daisy’ and camp with the Kentites and their mates at the famous Rabbit rallies.
One of her favourite sports is sailing and she sails regularly on the nearby North Sea and when she heard about the Blind Sailing World Championship (September 11-17 2017) to be held on Lake Michigan in the USA she applied to join the UK team and was accepted.
As I understand it each boat has a crew of four of which at least one (The helmsman) is sighted. In her team (GBRA, B1) Flossie was in charge of the main sheet. Looking at the results (kindly found for us by Franko of this site) it seems the Brits, and particularly Flossie’s crew were very successful in winning the competition.
For results see: http://www.sailsheboygan.org/2017bfrw/
The results are near the bottom of the web page.


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Re: Flossie's great USA sailing success [Re: Grandad] #708789
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You go, Flossie!


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Re: Flossie's great USA sailing success [Re: Grandad] #708850
09/18/17 2:48 am
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THREE CHEERS for Miss Flossie! (and the rest of her team, too)


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Re: Flossie's great USA sailing success [Re: ricochetrider] #708873
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Originally Posted by ricochetrider
THREE CHEERS for Miss Flossie! (and the rest of her team, too)

Ditto on that. ... I have always enjoyed reading of Flossie's adventures with her Britbike crew.
Don

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Re: Flossie's great USA sailing success [Re: Grandad] #708899
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That is incredible .... GO GO FLOSSIE !!!


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Re: Flossie's great USA sailing success [Re: Grandad] #708904
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Guts & determination
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Re: Flossie's great USA sailing success [Re: Grandad] #708942
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Here’s an update.

Photos and local news article, (mailed to me by Franko)
http://www.sheboyganpress.com/pictu...tch-racing-world-championship/105647892/

http://www.sheboyganpress.com/story...ld-wide-competitors-sheboygan/669710001/


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Re: Flossie's great USA sailing success [Re: Grandad] #709027
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Excellent!!! thanks Grandad!!!!! Does she have a facebook page???? brian


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Re: Flossie's great USA sailing success [Re: royaloilfield] #709051
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Hi Brian,

I don't know the answer to that one. I have never asked her.


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Re: Flossie's great USA sailing success [Re: Grandad] #709073
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2nd place, on the GBR A-team, in the top B1 division! clap

AMAZING testament to Flossie and her skill, determination, strength, & grit. One does not just "happen" to be on any A team, competing in the top division!
Looks like the GBR1 team at work here? Flossie with her "game face" on at main sail?

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Last edited by ricochetrider; 09/20/17 2:42 pm.

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Re: Flossie's great USA sailing success [Re: Grandad] #709079
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Brian, Flossie does not seem to have a Facebook page but a search there of her name turned up a congrats from her local sailing association's page:
Quoting:

"East Kent Yachting Association shared Blind Sailing UK's post.
September 18 at 3:14am ·
Well done to Catherine Westbrook from Deal for being part of this winning team

Blind Sailing UK
September 17 at 4:35pm ·
Great Britain take the Squadron Cup as World Champions

Individual
B1 silver
B2 Gold
B3a Gold
B3b silver

So proud of the team
."

end quote.

Silver, Gold, Gold, Silver! The GBR team did really well!

UK BLIND SAILING PAGE

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