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    Posted: 22 Oct 15 at 12:56am
A total of 93 boats took part in the Grafham Cat Open which was open to all Catamaran Classes making this the biggest 2015 Cat Open in the UK.  Many classes used the event as their last traveller of the Summer and also a number of Inland Championships were run in the event. On Saturday the force 4-5 Northerly breeze made for some exhilarating sailing and on the Sunday the F2-3 breeze gave the lighter crews a chance. Race Officers Peter Saxton and Nigel Denchfield did an excellent job and all 6 races were run on both race tracks with the slick race management that Graham is well known for.  A record 150 sailors and spectators stayed for the excellent dinner on Saturday night and many enjoyed watching the Rugby which was on TV late afternoon and evening.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sprint Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Oct 15 at 5:49pm
I just posted this summary of the Grafham Cat Open to
1) give sailors the opportunity to comment on the event (by replying)
2) to show that catamaran sailing in the UK remains active, inspite of the dearth of comments on this forum.
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Did you manage to get away without any incidents of vandalism then?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sprint Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 15 at 9:09am
Originally posted by JimC

Did you manage to get away without any incidents of vandalism then?

I've not heard of any. Touch wood..................
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It was the first time I've sailed at Grafham and I thought it was a good event, very well organised and a nice sailing location.

We will be back next year, if us fast ones are invited.
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I was good to have Grafham back on the calendar. It was a good event with good racing and a total of 93 boats in attendance. Good work by the commodore Peter Saxon and his team.  I for one will back again next year and the dates have already been booked in. 

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22/23 October
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Just a quick reminder that it is the Grafham Cat Open on 22/23 October. It is open to all catamarans and there will be 6 races (3 back-to-back) each day. The NoR is on the Grafham website at

http://www.grafham.org/wp-content/uploads/_pdfs/Open%20Meetings/Cat-Open-NoR-2016.pdf

Advanced booking is required which can be done online -
www.grafham.org/sailing-racing/open-mee ... tings.html

You can also see the entries on line to see if your chums are coming.
It is early days but I see the Sprint 15s are leading the charge. Wink
Hope to see you there.
Cheers
Bob


Edited by Sprint Bob - 25 Sep 16 at 6:33pm
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