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GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week 2018

by Dave Shiel 11 Sep 2018 13:50 BST 22-27 July 2018
GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week 2018 © Andy Green /

The event, held under the burgee of the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club, promised to be big again and, with 140 entries across 12 fleets, GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week 2018 was certainly an event not to have been missed. The week was held as normal during the last full week of July.

The largest fleets were the TTMFO (Toppers, RS Teras, Mirrors, RS Fevas and others) with 24 boats and the Solos and Single Handers with 25 boats in each fleet - most of the 12 fleets enjoyed double digit entries and competitive racing. The weather was hot with some wind all week which enabled the all competitors to sail every day and the beach loungers to top up their sun tans. As at this time of year in Abersoch the morning fleets are generally overcast with light airs whilst the afternoon fleets enjoyed a full week of champagne sailing with slightly strong breezes and beating sunshine.

The social program was headlined by Abersoch's favourite band Elephant Juice, who bounced Thursday night away much to the enjoyment of all who came along and danced the night away.

The event concluded with drinks in the Bar and a fantastic prize giving. Lots of competitors collected glassware and fantastic products from a general dinghy range generously supported by Abersoch Boatyard.

GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week Principle Race Officer for the morning fleets Pete Richards said " is just an honour to be on the Bridge at this event and please get ready for next year (as we have a new organiser and lots of new ideas) and get ready for the 50th anniversary in a few years' time. I would like to thank everyone for making it such a great event." With this in mind please diarise the 2019 date in your calendar now and spread the good word about this fantastic event: Registration, 20th July 2019, Sailing, 21st – 26th July 2019.

Full results for each fleet can be found here.

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