What a brilliant afternoon that was!
With 13 boats signed on, the sun shining down (…shining a little too much as my ‘T-Shirt and Flip Flop tan will atest!!) and the breeze switching on nicely, the annual MPSC RNLI race series was held last Saturday, featuring a brilliant mix of boats and a range of sailors aged,almost literally, from 8 to 80 🙂
Three 50 minute pursuit races run back to back was a real test of stamina for everyone and it was John Salomonson crewed by Tom for the day who came out tops. However, it wasn’t a straight run thing as Alex Coyle, in an RS Q’ba gave John and Tom a tough time with some superb sailing to finish the day in second place. Third overall was Ash and Lou Burton in their RS400 – a fantastic finish considering that Lou had never been in the boat before!
There was a particularly good showing from the Junior squad in their various Toppers, Fevas and Q’ba ….a superb effort guys and a fantastic display to show off your silky sailing skills 😀
The wind was quite challenging at times but there were surprisingly few capsizes – again proving how skilled our junior sailors have become.
Of course, though, special mention has to go to Olivia and Charlotte for being the first to capsize one of the brand-new, day old RS Quest training boats! Good effort girls, top marks 😀
So a blast of a day with breeze, sunshine a great turnout and lots of smiles…. AND we managed to raise £272 for our local branch of the RNLI, so thankyou to all that bought raffle tickets.
Special thanks to Solly for tirelessly hounding us all down to buy tickets – as well as being a worthy winner of a brilliant day.
So, if you quite liked what you saw, why not come down on Sunday mornings and have a go at racing? At the moment we have both pursuit and standard handicap racing – but featuring a break for lunch this time so you get a chance to rest and recharge 😀
Well done and thankyou to all at MPSC for making last Saturday such a great, fun day.