Autumn Regatta Race Report

18 boats turned out to race in light and challenging conditions on Sunday 20th September for the annual Shotwick Lake Autumn Regatta. The racing format for the day was 4 races, 2 back to back in the morning and 2 back to back in the afternoon with 3 to count. I can’t tell much of a story about the races as the racing was so close, so intense and so challenging that I can’t actually remember much that happened!
However I can say that the clubs rapidly growing fleet of Streakers dominated the day with both first and second places, not only that but Dave even managed to take line honours in race one despite my best attempts to get away (RS300). There were also some very close battles elsewhere in the fleet, with the two Miracles of Dave and Josie and Geoff and Kieran constantly pushing each other. Geoff Siddell and Alan Hughes also had several very close battles in their solo’s.
Full race results can be found here.
With racing so close throughout the fleet why not dust off your kit, peel back your covers and get back out on the water, there’s still plenty more racing to come this season so come down and join in!
Thanks to the race team on the day and the galley girls as always.
See you all on the water soon
Stuart Hopson
RS300 383 and Sailing Secretary
Andrew Jones

I joined the club in 2010 having just not long completed a RYA L2 training course elsewhere. Spent a year sailing casually on a Saturday before taking the plunge and starting racing in Autumn 2011 and never looked back. I've been a bit of a boat 'tart' considering I haven't been sailing long having owned a Topaz Magno, a Laser Vago, an RS Vareo and lastly a Laser 1. I've had the Laser for over a year which is a bit of a record for me in terms of boat ownership. I have recently joined the Club committee in order to help with running of the club - 'The more you put in, the more you get out'. Having come to sailing later on in life, I'm very keen to look to ways to support and encourage adults to enjoy the sport and to look at ways to bridge the gap from the end of an RYA L2 course to fully confident and competent sailing.