F15 Scottish Championship at Kippford

Three boats from Bassenthwaite competed at the FF Scottish Nationals at Kippford over the weekend. 

The first day was good sailing after being towed out from the estuary sailors were surprised to find a force 4/5 wind making good exciting sailing. At the end of the day, after two races, Neil Currie/Rory were lying 5th, Simon Longstaff/Jonathan 6th and Mike Moore/Kayla were 7th. 

In the evening everyone feasted on Loch Fyne produce and listened to Simon Longstaff telling everyone that there would be no wind on Sunday. Morning dawned with only a slight breeze at the clubhouse so Simon/Jon packed up the boat and departed for home. The rest of the fleet were towed out to sea and had two good races starting in a force 3 but dropping towards the end of the second race. However there was still enough wind to allow the fleet to sail back up to the clubhouse on a dead run against a strong current. 

At the end of the event 18 boats had competed and the event was won by Steve Goacher (what a surprise!!). Neil/Rory moved up to 4th after listening to Steve’s tuning lecture on Saturday afternoon. Mike/ Kayla finished 8th and Simon Jon 12th (not helped by counting a DNS)