On a thoroughly miserably cold, wet and windless day three brave Laser sailors and a lone Topper battled it out for the Cock O' the Wyre's iconic trophy. Despite the weather, all three races proved to be competitive and very close with the final winner not being decided until the very last race.
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Sorry about the repeat of the Plas Menai report. Having issues which I hope to resolve soonest. Mike
Everyone arrived Friday afternoon and after having our food and sorting our rooms we headed to the bar, to put the world right.
Saturday morning, after breakfast we were off to the safety briefing, after which we retrieved the sails & rigged our chosen boats. Rigged, we set off, heading up the straights towards the Menai bridges. With winds around 15mph spinnakers were released and some fun was had. Lunch was had on a small beach just south of the bridges. As the tide had changed we were unable to sail through the swirlies, so Tom the safety boat lead decided to give us all a little guided tour of them.
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The races for the illustrious Cock 'O the Wyre trophy take place on Sunday 14 October at 11.30 am. This race is for all boats and is run under the Portsmouth Yardstick handicap scoring system.
A series of 3 races will be held with the best 2 results to count. Races will be of one hour's duration.
Take a look at the Trimpley duckhouse in Jubilee Gardens, Bewdley.
Good job Ralph and Mik
An excellent turnout of nineteen boats saw some close racing in the usual fickle Trimpley winds. It was good to see nine visitors join the Trimpley sailors and we trust they "enjoyed" their sailing in our little pond.
John Ling, from Bartley SC dominated the three races as usual, and comfortably won the Standard, Master and Overall titles. Simon Hardiman, also from Bartley SC, was second overall and Ellie Craig from Draycote SC came home in third place overall. Ellie also won the U21 series.
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Fourteen boats ( 7 Lasers and 7 GPs ) fought it out in this year's Late Summer Pursuit race. Winds were typically 'Trimpley' with some good blows followed by periods of almost calm.
Simon Yeomans won both two races to claim the trophy in the Laser class from Mike Dalziel who was only seconds away from taking a win when the finish hooter went off.
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