Round One of the Midlands Six Metre Trophy Series took place at Two Islands RYC, Furzton Lake, for the full report, results and pictures go the the webpage.
REPORT BY MIKE EWART
PICTURES BY ALAN SMEDLEY
An enjoyable days sailing despite the morning rain persistently prevailing, some good competition with most skippers observing the racing sailing spirit.
For the full report click here.
We got wet, the racing was close, fun and the company was great. You can read the in depth (well as much as it ever is) report here.
Eight skippers gave a good account of themselves at the latest Six Metre open to be held at Hollowell SC. the weather was kind with most of the races being held in glorious sunshine to compliment the beautiful surroundings, just one squally shower came along to briefly spoil the idyll.
The results and my usual verboseness can be found here
Seventeen skippers entered the Sextant Trophy event but for various reasons 3 were unable to make it on the day.
Perhaps the most spectacular was Terry Burton when his car had an altercation with a deer while on the way to the event.
Both car and deer suffered terminal injury though fortunately Terry was OK.
Like many lakes at this time of year, Clayton Hill grows weed 'nicely' but with strenuous efforts by the club members, the tall stuff most likely to interfere with sailing had been removed. That left small amounts of floating bits, mainly brought up by the abundant bird population, for boats to catch. It is doubtful that many suffered seriously and as seems usual the best combinations of skipper and boat came to the top.
Full report & results here
The report and results from the Shearwater Trophy held and the picturesque Filby Bridge, home of the Broads.