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Henri Lloyd Report of the Month: Freezing fun proves a winner, on and off the water!

by Mark Jardine 20 Feb 2018 14:51 GMT 20 February 2018
Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson – RS200 Inlands © rs200sailing.org

It's cold outside, but many of you have kept sailing throughout the winter, and we're delighted to announce the December 2017 and January 2018 winners of the Land Rover BAR caps.

First up is our December winner, and it was definitely wintery weather for the RS200 Inlands at Rutland! The event had already been rearranged from October due to storm force winds, but the 12 hardy teams made it along for the event in freezing conditions on Saturday and then heavy snowfall on Sunday.

While the racing was memorable, it seems the drive home was eventful, with the odd 'short cut' in the snow being anything but... It was another great report which highlighted the adventures and camaraderie just as much as the sailing – well done Rob Henderson!

The New Year saw many events to start the 2018 sailing season in style. The Teign Corinthian Yacht Club New Year Regatta held on 6th & 7th January doubled up as a fundraiser towards the new dinghy clubhouse and was well supported, despite the fact that covers and tie-down ropes had to be de-iced before they could be taken off!

Racers were kept short and sweet in the freezing conditions, and once ashore sailors were treated to mulled wine, a barbeque, and the annual boules match for the Cannon Trophy, where tactics such as magnetic and sticky boules seem to pass by without protest... A highly entertaining report by Mike Commander.

Not only do our two authors win Land Rover BAR caps, all readers who nominate a winning article are also in with a chance of winning one.

Congratulations to Alice Markham who said about the RS200 Inlands report, "It's hilarious and very informative - the journey home sounds as exciting as the racing!" and also to James Main who's comment on the Teign Corinthian New Year Regatta was, "YachtsandYachting.com at its best; boats, boules and beer!".

Please keep your votes coming in for reports. It's great to be able to recognise our contributors in this way and the reports are definitely more entertaining since we started the Henri Lloyd Report of the Month.

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