Wayfarer Inland & Junior Championships, NCS#2, 27-28 May 2017
N.B. – Tim’s full write-up is now on Yachts & Yachting’s website, linked here.
Day One in summary:-
Four races were sailed today because the forecast for Sunday is for very light winds.
Conditions for Saturday can best be described as attritional. Very gusty. Many capsizes. Lots of weed, which was frustrating for some… ...read more
Results at the end of Day 1:-
1st Len Jones and Jamie Lea
2nd Bill and Lisa Witney
3rd Brian Lamb and Sam Pygall
Note; Len and Jamie had 2x 1st and 2x 2nd….and 2x capsizes, 2x bent windex, 1x broken spinnaker pole.
Day Two in summary:-
As forecast, Sunday saw a complete change of conditions from Saturday, with a light and patchy southerly(ish) breeze. The race officer saw the fleet off first time and there were many place changes as the whole fleet gained or lost as a result of wind pressure or wind shifts. What breeze there was failed towards the end of the race with the biggest delta of the weekend between first and last. Sensibly, the race officer binned the last scheduled race.
The top three overall were:-
1st Len Jones and Jamie Lea, Medway Yacht Club
2nd Bill and Lisa Witney, Shoreham Sailing Club
3rd Brian Lamb and Sam Pygall, Wilsonian Sailing Club
– Tim Townsend