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Shearwater TT at Minnis Bay Sailing Club

by Rob Britton 21 May 2015 09:02 BST 16-17 May 2015

Minnis Bay Sailing Club were the fantastic hosts to the Shearwaters second outing of the 2015 season at a joint event with F18s.

Twelve Shearwaters launched with two boats making their first appearance this season. DILLIGAF helmed by Murray Greenhill and crewed by Zac Elliot and CROWNS helmed by Nigel Stuart and crewed by Sarah Stuart.

Saturday saw a blustery start that gave the fleet a chance to lift a hull and twin wire. As the day progressed the wind dropped allowing the lighter wind preferring boats of the fleet a chance to use their tactical prowess around the course. The first day boasted good tactical racing from all members of the fleet.

Special mention has to go to Shear Flambouyance helmed by Catherine Tulley and crewed by Chloe Stuart. Not new to the fleet but a new pairing for 2015. Catherine and Chloe certainly made their presence known on the last race of the day leaving the fleet effortlessly behind crossing the finishing line by a good leg. If this performance is anything to go by the fleet need to watch out for this Shear Flambouyant style of racing this season!

Sunday brought the fleet lighter conditions than preferred paired with strong tides. Fuzzy heads were cleared and racing heads applied to deal with the challenges. Conditions kept the fleet on their toes hampering a clean start for the first race with the committee boat having to call the fleet back for a general restart. After a fresh start the fleet knuckled under and with a well laid course put the reaching skills of the fleet into play for all three races.

So after a hard fought battle against the elements the final results were cast. In 3rd place Alan Howland and Rob Britton on Alley Cat, in 2nd place Shaun Allen and Holly Parker on Carbon Footprint and in 1st place Nigel Stuart and Sarah Stuart on CROWNS.

The Shearwater TT series is sponsored by Sharp's Brewery, who kindly donated kegs of sailor's favourite real ale Doombar for the winners.

Thank you again to Minnis Bay Sailing Club for hosting another well run event in the Shearwater TT sailing calandar.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st2010Nigel StuartSarah StewartRYA2‑721117
2nd1999Shaun Allen Felixstowe Ferry11‑443312
3rd2006Alan HowlandRob BrittonFelixstowe Ferry42‑522212
4th1987Matt WisemanLaura PikeHastings and St. Leonards34‑836420
5th2009James GibbonsKate GibbonsRYA‑73374623
6th1996Roger CrooksDion AllenStone5596(DNF)530
7th2007Greg WilcoxWill StuartHastingsand St Leonards‑96755730
8th2008Catherine TulleyChloe StuartRYA681(DNS)DNSDNS41
9th1988Alex WilcoxChris RiversHastings and St Leonards810‑1287841
10th2003Murray GreenhillZac ElliottMRSC/RYA1096(DNS)DNSDNS51
11th2002TaylaPlayfordHastings and St. Leonards12121198(DNS)52
12th1989Louise CurryNick LuinramHastings and St. Leonards111110(DNF)DNS954

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