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Bottle Boat Racing at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club

By Garry Packer on 28 Dec 2007 26 December 2007
Bottle Boat racing at Cheddar Reservoir
Bottle Boat racing at Cheddar Reservoir
Photos © Tim & Hazel Edwards
Bottle Boat racing at Cheddar Reservoir
Bottle Boat racing at Cheddar Reservoir

A new design of sailing craft was to be seen at Cheddar reservoir on Boxing Day as intrepid young designers have been building a racing yacht based around plastic bottles available from a supermarket. The main prize (a sailing bag) was donated by Force 4 Chandlery, Bristol.

Some great designs were on display and these were judged by members of Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club for innovation, seaworthiness and design. Following the judging a series of 3 races were held on the reservoir. Although there was not enough wind for club racing in the more conventional craft usually seen at Axbridge, there was sufficient to power these small, light boats.

Congratulations to all the competitors who entertained the crowds. It was soon evident that the design by Oliver Guess with its long straight keel had the edge on the other boats in the light winds scoring 3 firsts.

Overall Results:

PosBoat TypeSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewPts
1st Multihull 999  Oliver Guess  
2nd Multihull 666  Isabel Savage Georgina savage 
3rd Multihull 99 Razorlite Henry Edwards  
4th Multihull  The Santa special Alex Edwards  
5th Monohull 4577  James Clarke  
Details on how to submit your race reports to YachtsandYachting.com can be found here