Beastie and Oppie Tour- 11th May 16 May 2019
Saturday 11th saw the Corinthian Otters hosting The Eastern Optimists Traveller Series by The Old Salt Loft along with the Beastie Tour.
The event saw 63 boats and 77 children take part across 4 fleets, Optimist Race, Optimist Regatta, Optimist Mini’s and The Beastie Handicap. PRO for the main fleets was Jamie Mears who had a busy day getting his mark-layers to re-lay marks for each race due to wind shifting huge amounts.
The Optimist race fleet managed 4 races and the Regatta fleet doing 3, with good racing in tricky conditions due strong tide, fickle and shifty winds. Otter Ollie Mears picked up 3 bullets and 2nd to take first overall with Henry Means (NBYC) in second, and 3rd overall was Harry Courts (Otters). In Regatta Fleet, Otter Callum Clarke picked 2 bullets and a 4th to win overall, with Annabelle Hacker (Hunts SC) 2nd and 3rd was taken by Edward Brightwell (NBYC).
The Optimist Mini’s with 13 boats many of these being their first sailing event managed 3 races just off the Corinthian Pontoon. By the third race we saw a lot more boats on and around the start area competing for the best start. Emily Buckley (Otters River 2) picked up 2 bullets and 4th to take 1st overall with Sebastian Hobday (Otters River 2) in 2nd overall, and 3rd overall was Sebastian Warren (Otters River 1).