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Notts County Sailing Club Bank Holiday Games

by David Eberlin 31 Aug 2022 14:15 BST 29 August 2022

The Commodore of Notts County Sailing Club, Martin Hart, had a bright idea: lets have a fun day of semi competition involving on-water skills and off-water games, wrapped round a social on the Sunday night.

August Bank Holiday saw some great weather and lots of club use, so on Sunday the club's gas BBQ was fired up on the concrete apron and the bar opened. Everyone enjoyed a picnic or BBQ, then the band struck up and a good time was had by all.

Monday saw the inaugural Notts County Sailing Club Bank Holiday Games. Martin and Moira Hart (Commodore & wife) had luckily got plenty of helpers, including past commodores, safety crew and the like. It was a good job they did as 86 people had entered for a day of fun, with both water and land based games. Entrants were aged between 3 and 85, and all ages between, with a large number of families turning up, it was great to see a large cross section of the club involved.

The day started after a briefing, with on Water Wordle game. Everyone was split into teams and with a windsurf board, a SUP and a Topper. Each team had to go to each of the numbered buoys on the water where black and red Wordle letters were attached. They then had to work out the words - which did take some figuring out - and report to the scorers.

Meanwhile in the clubhouse a cake stall, in aid of the club's Sailability, in memory of David Stevens, was being prepared and cakes arriving all in aid of Club Sailability. The cake stall earned around £150, entry donations generating £200, making a total of £350 on the day. On top of that Tuesday night sailing food had made a profit thanks to the Davies' hard work and they donated £400 to Sailability.

It was then lunchtime and on-shore games commenced involving: table football, boules, quoits and a peg-it game. These all scored points and counted towards the overall score.

After lunch there was an on-water relay race. I won't try and explain the rules but the aim was to get as many people round the various courses, the courses depending on the craft being used, you also had to swap after each circuit.

Finally a 'tug of Topaz war' took place with teams of four (or five for smaller ones). The Treasurer officiated and when some team members tried to touch the bottom to pull craft along, he disqualified them!

It was somewhat of a mystery how the Games were scored, but it was a case of "being in it to win it" and the more games you entered the bigger the chance of coming out a winner. The results came out and the winners were happy with their medals. Prize-giving took place in the clubhouse.

Under 13 results

1. Harriet McIntyre
2. Isabel Ritchie
3. India Gilbert-Scott

1. Tom Hopewell,
2. Conner Romily
3. Oliver Wallcot

Under 19 results

1. Isis Bemrose
2. Ari Doel
3. Gwiinth Lanyon

1. Tom Moseley
2. Ed Paling,
3. Dan Kerslake

Adult results

1. Liz Mcintyre,
2. Selena Ainsley
3. Sarah Lewington & Sarah Ogburn (joint bronze medal winners)

1. Jonathan Mosley
2. Phil Wallis
3. Jonathan Ainsley

Overall Games champion: Jonathan Mosley

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