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Christmas Regatta at Port Dinorwic Sailing Club

by Ken Newing 16 Dec 2021 07:47 GMT 11 December 2021
Christmas Regatta at Port Dinorwic Sailing Club © Cathy Goodwin

With an average wind speed forecasted to be averaging 15 kt and southerly wind, it looked like ideal conditions for racing on the Menai Strait in the Clwb Hwylio Y Felinheli Christmas Regatta.

However, with actual speeds varying from 5 kt to 25 kt (therefore averaging 15 kt!), and with a wind slightly off the land, conditions made for exciting and occasionally frustrating racing. Aided by wind-with-tide flattening the water as a measure of their competence only a few went swimming.

An entry of 27 boats with travellers from England, Scotland and Wales; the bookies favourite for the fast handicap class was a crew from Ireland and so it turned out.

Two races were held, then lunch, then fog (we never get fog!) but after a short postponement, with only a slight reduction in gusts, a further race was held, enabling a discard to kick in.

Crews were expected to sleep well that night.

Slow Handicap Results:

1st Megan Riley-Gowers Tera Sport
2nd Tom Bohanna Tera Pro
3rd = Bethan Rogers, Cara Thomas Tera Sport

RS Feva Results:

1st Jac Bailey, Ben Sinfield
2nd Ben Greenhalgh, Tom Sinfield
3rd Ffion Bailey, Fflur Pierce

Medium Handicap Results:

Richard Roberts ILCA6
Rhys Griffiths ILCA 7
3rd Steve Sinfield ILCA 7

Fast Handicap Results:

1st Tats & Bonnie Greenhalgh (& Jacob Knock) L2000
2nd Alistair McLaughlin (Storky) D-Zero
3rd Mark Taylor, D-Zero

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