Too cold right now ? Cast your mind back to August when four boats from the Draycote
fleet went to the World championships in La Rochelle. Martyn and Richard managed a respectable 6th place whilst sailing what appears to have been the oldest boat there, Jez and Dave were 37th.
Mmmm, sunshine and warm water. Lovely.
Back here we rapidly got stuck into the Marriott Mug-bucket, the ever popular personal handicap
event that anyone (except Pete) can win. Conditions were ideal and after six hard-fought races the results were announced as:
Jane & Pat 1st
Eugene & Graham 2nd
Helen & Paul 3rd
So well done in particular to Jane and Pat (below) for having the tenacity to bag this
one, new handicaps next year though….
Then 'ho' for the Fleet Championships, a 3 day affair held in a variety of different conditions.
It quickly became clear that the trophy would be staying on Martyn's sideboard, so the rest of us competed for 2nd place. Eighteen boats took part, final results were:
Martyn & Richard 5 pts 1st
Mike and Paul 12 pts 2nd
Peter Wood & Mike/James 12 pts 3rd