It’s all go on the road this week, with members all over the UK and some in Europe representing Bassenthwaite Sailing Club.
At the Solo Nationals at Hayling Island Sailing Club, Ian Hopwood is very respectable 10/95 after 8 races.
Representing Cumbria at the NSSA championship at Draycote Water SC, Henry Bullen and Matthew Somerville are racing an RS200 and Henry and Thomas Kirkpatrick are sailing ILCAs. Henry and Matthew are currently 5/21 in the fast fleet and finished 2nd in the knockout Mount-Haes trophy! In the 28 boat ILCA 6 fleet, Thomas and Henry are sailing hard, posting some good results in the mid-teens.
It’s been a blast (literally) at Abersoch Dinghy Week, with big winds and waves taking it’s toll. Steve Hunt and Ruth Critchley are 3/14 in the symmetrical fleet which is made up mostly of Fireballs and Merlin’s. In the asymmetric fleet, the battle of the Exleys has traded blow for blow, with the odd capsize here and there driving the debrief banter. With 2 days to go, Dave and Jack are 5/27 with Charlie and Caroline in 7th. Also in the Assy fleet is Phil and Oscar Davenport sailing their RS200 and Paul and Grace Allen sailing a 59er. Phil and Oscar started strong, revelling in the big winds and seas (1.5 mile offshore!) and are currently 11/27 and 6/15 RS200. As for Paul and Grace it was all a bit much, having counted an 8th, 7th and 6th but didn’t launch when it was wild and are now back home for Grace’s birthday tomorrow.
Oversees, newly crowned Irish National Champions Phil and Oliver Smith , sailing Lamborbeanie sit in 4/53 after 5 races in the Mirror World Champs.
And finally, proper oversees, it’s been high drama at the RS Feva World Championship at Follonica in Italy. For Toby Kidd and Charlie Rowell, it nearly didn’t happen because Toby had a dislocated finger and whilst on route to Italy received a phone call to say he needed urgent surgery. Toby ended up heading home, getting sorted and then flew out alone to join Charlie, Stacey and Martin in Zurich. Grace Stockdale and Iona Cheyne are also competing at the worlds, with both teams in the bronze fleet and looking forward to lighter winds – it looks like wild conditions after viewing the event photos.
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