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North Wales Christmas Regatta at Port Dinorwic Sailing Club

by Ken Newing 7 Dec 2017 12:14 GMT 3 December 2017
Best dressed boat at the North Wales Christmas Regatta © Ken Newing

When Ffion Bailey infringed brother Jac's Tera – he offered a new alternative penalty - either do a 720 or rescue Mark Taylor's snowman - seen floating around the wing mark, having jumped ship a few moments earlier. Ffion chose the later and the snowman was duly saved, to crew, if willing, for Mark another day.

Perhaps Mark (RS300) should have had a reindeer crewing as Alistair (Storky) Mclaughlin did. Whether it was Rudolph was not established but it certainly was quick as Storky won his class in the North Wales Christmas Regatta. Three races were held after a long wait for a light cross tide wind for the 21 strong fleet, all adequately attired in mandatory Santa hats.

Overall Results: (All PDSC -CHYF unless stated)

Adult Handicap
1st Storky (RS300 – Prestwick SC)
2nd Mark Taylor RD300 – Prestwick SC)
3rd Jon Williams (Strangler – Hornet Rutland SC) & Pippa Rogers

Youth Handicap
1st Molly Wright (Laser4.7)
2nd James Heaton (Laser Radial)
3rd Sam Warren (Laser Radial)

Teras
1st Jac Bailey
2nd Ffion Bailey
3rd Jack Warren
4th Luke Warren

Toppers
1st Annabelle Pierce-Jones
2nd Steph Feltham

Regatta Fleet
1st Morgan Rogers
2nd Osian Williams
3rd Bethan Rogers 4th Lucy Ranales-Griffiths

Windsurfers
1st Catrin Williams

Best Dressed Boat (by far)
Will & Nathan Beaumont (RS Feva – Llandudno SC)

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