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Noble Marine TridentUK RS400 National Championship at South Shields Sailing Club - Day 1

by Dave Exley 23 Aug 19:46 BST 23-27 August 2021

A big fat high pressure system had decided to park itself over the best part of the British Isles, so RS400 competitors were greeted with wall-to-wall sunshine, but sadly no wind.

At the competitors briefing the PRO Howard Steavenson was still hopeful for a sea breeze and so the team set off towards the Southern Bay to set a course with a view to releasing boats from the shore once the wind appeared.

Four and a half hours of blazing sunshine and the ultimate in Race Officer patience later, with only a maximum of 2kts being recorded, the heroic race team decided to abandon racing for the day and returned to the Sailing Club without a single sailor having to leave the shore - On behalf of all the competitors, thank you race team, for sitting out there so that we didn't have to.

Pizza followed by a buddy quiz sounds like a great evening to look forward to - let's hope that the lack of sailing doesn't have any unexpected consequences for hangovers tomorrow morning.

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