Season Opener 2021 concludes with wins for Mischief of Colne and Parody
Published 08:33 on 26 Apr 2021
Sunday 25th April saw the conclusion of the Season Opener Series with four races for all classes completed. The last race was a challenge with nine boats heading for the start line. 20 knots of breeze from the East (it was cold) and a rough sea meant a challenging beat against the tide out as far as No6. At the start the Nordic folkboat had waves crashing over them.
Some hairy moments, a couple of blown out sails, a loss of lifelines, and the requirement of not having an early season divorce, meant 5 retirements. All the finishers "said" they had a great time though cold.
All the sailors convened on the Dabchicks Apron and the trophies presented. Mischief won the White sail trophy the Wishbone cup, with Aquaholic 2nd and Clockwise 3rd. Parody won the local handicap trophy, Uncle Stanley's Mug, with Touchpaper one point behind and Obsession 3rd.
Congratulations everyone. Thanks also to our new volunteers for turning out to help us run the racing. Please continue to sign up on line.
Next Sunday we start the Spring Series of four races. We look forward to seeing yet more crews out there as the weather gets warmer.
Last updated 08:33 on 26 April 2021