Croft Ambrey Running Club's Stuart Austin competes in this year’s Fastnet Sailing Race (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Croft Ambrey Running Club's Stuart Austin competes in this year’s Fastnet Sailing Race
CROFT Ambrey Running Club’s Stuart Austin left dry land to compete in this year’s Fastnet Sailing Race.
Austin, from Bircher, skippered a Hereford Sailing Club crew which finished 266th overall.
Austin said his crew’s lack of race experience had cost them time.
Austin’s men also finished 71 out of 83 in Class 4 and they are planning to enter the race in 2015.
“We had a good race in light to moderate conditions which meant the crew and the boat were not over stressed,” he said.
Jeff Woodfield (Yarpole), Richard Jackson (Alfrick), Ewen Grange (Leominster), Graham Harrison (Much Cowarne) and Jeff White (Hoarwithy) were also in the crew.
Earlier this year, Austin competed at the International Triathlon Union World Age Group Long Distance Championships in France.