Club: Datchet Water Radio Sailing Club Class: International Marblehead Date: Novemberber 18-19 2023 Author: Richard…
Here at Huntingdon Radio Yacht Club we love an event, the most recent being Red Nose Day Racing, (a week late, but we had to celebrate Paddies Day last week)
Throughout the year we do have feature days as part of our regular racing series
This event was advertised within the club, and entry would only be accepted on the following conditions
• The sporting of a Red Nose
• Pay £3 to enter
• Have 50 points added to the mornings sailing score, thankfully the latter didn’t happen
So a Blustery Day Poo Bear was the cry as 15 skippers lined up for the mornings racing, mostly B rigs with the exception of Lord Davenport, (he doesn’t own one) with some really great shifts going on all morning.
Noel was OOD for the morning, and set a superb uw/dw course nice and close to the spit also.
Gordon had too much wind and was RO for most of the morning, thanks chap.
Some difficult conditions to sail in, tacking was interesting at times in the gusts !!
As always with a larger fleet, some great racing throughout the morning, we also welcomed Steve Mabbitt to the spit who is brand new to the sport, welcome Steve.
Nice to see 1st places being shared with a few more now, makes ole Greeny work harder.
But Dave Green won the day (Just) only beating Andy J (who sailed a blinder today) on countback
But it was great to take £10 off him for winning the day for the Red Nose Charity.
In total we will have raised £35 + monies spent on Red Noses from Amazon
A good morning Lady & Gents
All results in the usual places
Andy Start – Club Secretary