What a great turnout we had for Class Champs this past weekend, it was good to see some faces that haven’t been around too much ( hope you will continue to sail now the bug has bitten again ). Have a look here for loads of pictures : click
With 22 boats on the water it was a good sight. We had the launching of the Arnold’s new Sonnet ( enjoy sailing her when you have learnt how ) and also the Commodores wife sailing a race all the way down to E but then forgot to go round X but a great effort Michelle… next week you will finish !!
The results are as follows : 1st in the Laser class ( on a radial ) Trevor Kitson, 2nd on a full rig Frank Collier ( and so the battle carries on !) In the Open B 1st Sophie Hynch and 2nd Jamie McGillivray both on Tera’s. In the Finn class it would seem nobody could beat the old man 1st Ralph Hodgen and 2nd Pierre Goosen and finally in the Sonnet class Tim Jones with numerous female crews and 2nd Steve x Debbie Arnold well done to you all and everybody else who sailed with some very weird winds on Saturday and good on Sunday but seems sand banks were the order of the day !!!!
This coming Sunday sees us sail Races 3 & 4 of the Autumn Series with a start not before 12-00. The following weekend is Easter so you can all have a rest and try and find the Easter Bunnies ( I have found one or two in the front boatsheds so guess there are more somewhere else).
PLEASE NOTE the following changes to the sailing calendar write them done now ( I will remind you later )
12 April 11-00 start will be Special Trophy II races 3 & 4
There will be no sailing on Saturday 18 April or 2 May . We are combining the two regatta’s to form NSRI Frostbite Regatta which will be sailed as follows: Sunday 19 April a start of not before 14-00 races 1 & 2. On Sunday 3 May a start also not before 14-00 races 3 & 4. And after racing we will have the close of season party.
In closing I would like to know if anybody has or knows of a Laser 4.7 bottom section that their kid has grown out of and wants to sell.
That’s all for now folks, see you on the river on Sunday.
A downscaled Fairweather Pam