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Squib 50th Anniversary Weekend at Waldringfield Sailing Club

by Ricky East 26 Aug 21:35 BST 21-22 August 2021

One year late, due to Covid, The Waldringfield Squib fleet were able to finally celebrate their important anniversary. Eleven Squibs enjoyed four races over both days of the weekend.

An excellent dinner was held in the clubhouse on the Saturday evening where several ex Squibbers from the last 50 years joined us current Squibbers to drink, eat and reminisce. More ex Squibbers joined us for tea after racing on Sunday.

The locals enjoyed their usual close racing but at a respectful distance from our three fast visitors who were tuning up for the Nationals next month. Andy Moore in 881 won, crewed by Max Evans one day and Peter Hallinan the next.

Pushing 881 were Patrick Wilton and Robert Cubitt in 164 and Jonno and Gemma Baker in 91. 91 was in our original fleet in the ownership of Jonno's grandfather Chris Thompson so it was great to see her back with us.

The photos are from Sunday's racing and as ever we are very grateful to Alexis Smith for taking hundreds of photos over the weekend. See a selection in the gallery above.

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