Champagne Sailing 20 Jul 2022
Super Saturday 4 took place on Saturday morning, with 14 boats taking on the tricky conditions with lighter breezes and strong tides, although it did mean the safety boat teams could focus on their tans rather than helping the competitors. Charlie Mathews has cemented his position at the top of the fleet with a fine run of consistently good results, with Malcolm Hutchings now making his presence felt.
The keelboat racing on Saturday and Sunday saw a healthy turn out, and the Squib fleet had some great racing and saw Luce Prior, hot off her success in Otters in Squibs, keeping pace with the fleet on her first proper outing in fleet racing. Hopefully she’ll be back for more. And your RC sailing enjoyed a very polite morning’s sailing with David Mellard on a day of snakes and ladders with tricky tides, fluctuating wind, topped off with a close tacking duel at the end.
In the race box, aka the greenhouse, I’d like to say a huge thanks to Roger, Adam, Jools, John and Tina for their excellent race handling over the weekend, which also enabled them to have some fun with firing the guns for the first time in a while. The start gun for the Acorn Trophy may have made your RC Sailing jump, but the police officer he was stood next to didn’t bat an eyelid…. Unlike in the morning when Adam surprised the two gentlemen conducting the inspection of the second floor !