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36 National @ Bournville – Report

In from the Bournville club.

Short Report on today’s race. Photos and score sheet to follow

A very decent field of 14 boats with skippers from the home club and from very liberal sprinkling of clubs from the south. A very healthy sign that this class is very much alive and kicking. Bournville was at its best, a very light and shifty generally South Westerly wind had the guys hunting the shifts, looking for the lifts. As ever the best skippers show their skills in these conditions and 36’s demand careful handling at the best of times. Mick Barnett handling his first National as RO kept courses simple and kept things going and Bournville was its normal welcoming self, bacon butties and hot drinks as you walked through the door. Anyway back to the sailing, a good set of 14 races with most races competitive throughout the fleet, with some of best racing in the middle of the fleet. Peter Moore sailing his Sybora with the mega rig was in in pretty good form all day came out the winner, Chris Harris came in second and Mark Dicks third. In spite of the tricky conditions sailing was fair and friendly with the inevitable penalty turns being taken as required.

Photos and HMS score sheet to follow later

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