By Jeremy Vines
This event was held on 23/24th October and hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. Entries at 29 boats were a bit lower than anticipated but it seems many people took advantage of the lifting of Covid travel restrictions to get away for half term.
The weather turned out to be good and the wind cooperated as well to provide plenty of thrills and spills. Race Officer Peter Saxton delayed the Saturday start by an hour to allow the wind to fill in and the direction to settle. Thereafter it blew steadily at 13-18 knots from the SSW and four substantial races were completed over a windward/leeward course. The sailors were well exercised, if not very tired by the end of it.
Sunday brought a little more wind, lots of sunshine and great sailing. With a 1000 hrs start, and after three good races, all boats were back in by 1330 for a 1430 prize-giving. Look at some pictures from Paul French HERE. www.coolhat.co.uk
Very seldom does anyone have a perfect set of results. Tristan Ahlheid and Finlay Lomas-Clarke from Frensham achieved this and actually discarded a first place. They are thus very worthy champions. Second were Maya Bergmann-Smith and Emilia Ripley from HISC, and third Mark Jenkins Jauma and Alex Sydenham also from HISC. Fourth were William and Agnes Bracey-Davis from RLymYC.
One very notable competitor was Lymington’s Richard Breese, the current Optimist Class Chairman, crewing for his 11 year old son Alex.
We look forward to welcoming the Feva Class back in March 2022 for the Spring Championships.Full Results