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International Canoe 'Not the Worlds' at the West Kirby Sailing Club Sailing Festival - Day 2

by Gareth Caldwell 28 Aug 20:30 BST 27-29 August 2022

After the boat handling antics during yesterday's racing, the fleet were delighted to accept the offer of Mike Hartley's recently refurbed 'superyacht' as both an on-the-water coach boat, and a between races hydration station.

With twelve ICs now competing, it was an appreciative sight when launching to see the superyacht moored and on station. Even more encouraging was Mike going above and beyond by taking it upon himself to test the specific gravity of the beverages... apparently 'to ensure peak athletic petformance'.

The race committee excelled in running two races, with a fast turn around, using the trapezoidal course.

Congratulations to Rob Bell for proving that the build up of toxic waste discharged into the sea makes the windward mark magnetic...

To Ben Beachell from Llyn Brenig SC for surviving (upright!) day two of his first IC Open meeting, to Alex Colquitt for resilience in the face of adversity when bits of the boat don't quite do their job, and to Supercoach Hartley for checking the tidal flows and depth with his mobile phone... I'm not really sure that's how the App works!

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