Bart's Bash and Braganza Bowl + Minima Long Distance Race
What a miserable day its been, a big contrast to the excellent day we had down at Minima for Bart's Bash on Sunday.
I would like to thank everyone who took part on and off the water as well as all those supporters basking in the sunshine on the Queen's promenade.
We had a good breeze and almost 30 boats on the start line. Picos, Omegas, Solos, Enterprises and Merlins.
Typically (usually common at the Gybe mark!) the wind picked up for the start and there was a kafuffle of boats, noise and speed as we all commenced the race.
The course was set all to port, up to Kingston bridge (just once), back down to below the island, then up to Turks with 6 laps.
I cannot express what fun it was...sun and sail at its best on the Thames.
Congratulations to our newest member Charlotte Dorris who one the whole thing in a Pico. This proved to be the smartest weapon of choice on handicap.
David Lowrie and Carlos De Arriba nabbed a third in an Omega with Valdimirs and Andrejs placed 5th also in an Omega !
Thanks also to all the students who came down and sailed.
The rumour is that Bart's Bash could be an annual event so watch this space...
The Braganza Bowl also took place down at Tamesis over the weekend, also part of Bart's Bash.
There were 5 boats on the water, Osprey, Lady Jane, Vagabond, Scamp and Lady Iona.
Saturday's wind was light and fluffy with Sunday showing a nice stiff breeze.
Well done to Scamp who won the Yates Cup, and congratulations to Vagabond who won the Braganza Bowl...I hear it was a close racing with Osprey
This weekend is a busy one with KUSC open day taking place on Saturday (anyone who would like to help with this please come down and take some students for a quick yacht if you can), we also have Thames training running over both days so please be aware if this.
Sunday racing will take place as usual, and the annual Minima long distance race for the 'Kingston Trophy and Coronation Cup' starts at 2pm Sunday afternoon. Click here for the Notice of Race.
See you all on the water