Snow Globe – Sunday 11th April 13 Apr 2021
A blustery Saturday morning saw plenty of activity from enthusiastic otters, but less from the keelboat classes who were kept ashore for the afternoon because of the forecast winds.
Sunday saw the finale of the Snow Globe series with a great sailing breeze, some sun, and lots of close racing in the 22 boat fleet. While Ben Harden caused no small amount of chaos by capsizing close to West Quay on the first lap, and the Wasps flying (literally…) in all sorts of exciting directions (some of which even appeared to relate to the course), it was the Blaze fleet who got to the front and enjoyed some close dices in both races, with the series only being decided in James Hutton-Penman’s favour in the final race, from Malcolm Hutchings and Nic Tolhurst ! Congrats to James, Malcolm and Nic, and thanks to the 46 crews who took part over the course of the series ! Also thanks to the race box team and safety boat crews for keeping things running smoothly and safely, and getting the results published so quickly.
Rear Commodore Sailing
Carl Anderson sums up the Snow Globe too, below…
Sunday morning saw champagne (OK mulled wine) sailing for the final 2 races of the postponed 2020 Snow Globe.
See the attached exciting video highlights,including the debut of 2 foiling wasps.
22 boats took part and the first race Nick Tolhurst took 1st Malcom Hutchings 2nd Charlie Mathew’s 3rd.
Final race James Hutton Penman 1 Nick 2nd And Charlie 3rd.
This left Malcom and James level on points with James the 2020 Snow Globe Champion on countback.
Thanks to all the safety crews David & Alison Osborne ,Roger and Jules for Race box duties.
Focus now turns to the 2021 Super Saturday series race 1&2 this coming Saturday morning.
Snow Globe Videos
By Jonny Beale