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Shearwater Catamaran TT at Pagham Yacht Club

by Rob Britton 16 Jul 2015 22:51 BST 11-12 July 2015

July 11th to 12th saw the Shearwaters take to the water at Pagham Yacht Club for the fourth Shearwater TT outing this year.

A huge thank you to all for making us again feel so welcome at Pagham Yacht Club. Such a friendly venue from the minute you walk over the threshold. As always Pagham ran a very well organised weekend with every detail accounted for kicking off with an A5 leaflet complete with all information for the weekend, handed out on arrival.

With many of the boats having to travel such a long distance the journey is made worth it with the warm welcome presented by the club and it's members of Pagham Yacht Club.

The event team and members on the shore as always kept the event fed and watered through out the weekend from early doors with breakfast right through to a perfect evening meal. Galley you were right Lasagne was the perfect decision.

On the water the Race team ran a slick and efficient event for us keeping the turn arounds short and sweet between races. Well laid courses really tested the Shearwaters through out the course with some amazing down wind reaches to really test the nerves of the helms and crews.

Both days presented really taxing conditions for all boats that ventured out on the water this weekend. Paired with perfect flat water conditions and the 30 knot gusts the fleet saw helms and crews practising that ever present Shearwater team player attitude when presented with challenging sailing conditions.

On the Saturday eleven boats went out on to the water for the first three races. With the conditions building boats began to be tested and for the unfortunate few boat failures at various levels. With the majority of the fleet finishing the days racing the results were as follows Carbon Footprint in 1st place with Shaun Allen and Holly Parker, Alley Cat in 2nd place with Alan Howland and Rob Britton and in 3rd place Sim Sek with Greg Wilcox and William Stuart.

On the Sunday the weather forecast presented the same conditions as the previous day and the decision was made to race again. Five boats ventured out for the final three races of the weekend. Again the flat conditions and building wind presented the fleet with Champagne conditions to do battle. With some close racing the final results were cast for the weekend.

Overall results for the weekend saw Shear Flamboyance with Nigel Stuart and Chloe Stuart in 3rd place, Sim Sek with Greg Wilcox and William Stuart in 2nd and Carbon Footprint with Shaun Allen and Holly Parker in 1st place.

Thanks again to Pagham Yacht Club for hosting the Shearwaters this weekend and thanks to our sponsors Sharp's Brewery who supplied as always a good supply of Doom Bar for the bar.

STOP PRESS: We hope you have enjoyed reading our adventures through the year so far. We hope we have given you a good taste of what we are all about as a fleet both on the water and on the shore.

You would be more than welcome to join us and with a fleet 'borrow me' boat available, but booking up fast, please head over to our Facebook page and message us for more information.

Next outing for the Shearwaters is Canvey Island 1st August... will we see you there?

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameR1R2R3R4R5R6Net
11999Carbon Footprint1156114
22007Sim Sek5511349
32008Shear Flamboyance1212252312
41987Caned & Unable431225514
52009So Tango641244214
72006Alley Cat32412121221
91989Air Flow98612121235
112002China Crisis12121212121248

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