Well what a big day it turned out to be -
Last Thursday Alan quietly let the 2 new Fevas in to the compound and then he was off to see his latest grandchild and so Mark and Brian spent Saturday afternoon getting the boats ready for today. Alan kindly also loaned his own Feva so that all 6 cadets (Euan, Tony, David, Gordon, Lewis and new member Guy) were out in the same class of boat and from their beaming faces on return they really enjoyed themselves. I did see at least one asymmetric up -
However back to the main matter of the day, the Asymmetric Trophy. The sun came out, the wind got up and we all had a great day out on the water. Overall we had 19 boats out (this included 5 non asymmetric boats). The 6 cadets out in the 3 Fevas joined in the first race and managed to stay upright unlike one of the 3 vortexes… The wind certainly delivered making for excellent sailing and a few more capsizes (ok Crawf and I were one of them).
We were scheduled to have 5 races however, after the fourth race (when some people were convinced we had done 4 laps instead of the 3 we had been doing ) speaking personally, I thought it was just me (cramp down both legs) I was non to sure I could survive a 5th race, apparently everyone else was just as "knackered" (Crawf's word), even seasoned hill runner Chris said he was exhausted. So, Ray and Janet poured over the results and it was conclusive a fifth race would make no difference -
So the results were:
1st Angus Winchester (Vortex)
2nd Brian Young (and various crew Douglas McQuilken and Alan Falconer) (RS Vision)
3rd Mike and Jamie McMillan (RS800)
No doubt the RS Vision will be upping the anti next year!
The actual second place went to Steve and Jules in a GP14 but since they weren't an asymmetric boat -
A really good turnout today and some great sailing. Many thanks to all those who turned up to assist with safety boat duties, much appreciated, especially one person who was en route to visit a sick parent. Also thanks to Race Officer Janet, assisted by Ray and Marion in the club house for all their help.
So just to round this off -
Published: April 2017