Squibs Whitsun Regatta 29 May 2019
The Squibs made an ever dwindling contribution to the weekend. 6 were on the start line on Saturday for a beat to Cliff. Brutus (Simon Griffin & Hippo) had the best start leaving a gap over Guy Fawkes (Phil & Marion Aspinall), Magic Roundabout (Carl Anderson/Jason Phelps) and Easy (Ian and Henriette Brand) who traded positions on the way to Creeksea.
A big gust and huge, permanent wind-shift favoured the south bank giving Brutus and Magic Roundabout the benefit. At Cliff things spread further as Easy took turns for barging at the mark and followed that with a sideways spinnaker run allowing Electra (David & Nikki Mellard) into 5th place.
The Sunday morning race had entrants down to 4 and saw a closer battle between Guy Fawkes and Magic Roundabout. Guy Fawkes won through by better kite trimming and mark rounding leaving them equal on points and up for a match race in the afternoon. Indeed there were just the 2 for the next race until outhaul failure on Magic Roundabout left the race uncontested and the regatta win to Guy Fawkes …a great return after 18 months for husband and wife combination.