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BHYC REGATTA 2017

Brading Haven Regatta Race Report 2017.

The warm and sunny bank holiday weekend of August 26th and 27th meant it was probably a better day to be in the water rather than on it as the competitors had very little wind over the two day regatta.

The committee boat took station well away from the busy harbour entrance on both days finding a gentle south easterly breeze out past Garland. Saturday's race had starts for fast, slow, scow, optimist, and swans. From the start line the first away were the fast followed by the slow. The top  mark was set inshore with Under Tyne as a wing mark followed by foot print then mark B then O back to the line twice round. However there was much confusion about the course with three different interpretations of the race team's course, which also had an error in it, which led to their race being scrubbed and sailed on Sunday. The error was spotted and corrected.

No such trouble for the scows who had a longer than usual course and some very close racing. The course was then shortened for the Optimists  with the same top mark but a run back down to Garland and back up through the line, the Swans had a the same as the optimists but twice round and shortened to finish at the committee boat on there second beat. The wind held in and every one finished their course. 

Sunday saw less wind with a bit more east in it, the committee boat was again out to the east, a bit more offshore than the normal, to find the best of the light wind. A simple course with Under Tyne as the top mark reach to wing mark, reach to bottom mark of footprint up to the start finish line twice round, same course all classes. It was a very light wind race and well done to all those who stuck it out it and had the added problem of a small amount of ebb tide running. Some boaters went inshore up the beat as there was less tide to compete with but also less wind. Others went to sea where there was more of a foul tide but more wind, making for some interesting racing.

Unfortunately the wind did not hold in for the entire race for all but the fast handicap, with shortened courses keeping the committee boat team busy.

It was nice to see some new boats out including a well sailed Enterprise and a big thank you Mike Samulson's team on Sea Breeze who set the racing for the keel boats. Again,  another big thank you for our RIB teams and committee boat team who were kept very busy both days.  

Results:

Saturday:
Fast Handicap 1. Giles Easter. 2.Will Morris 3.Giles Palin
Slow Handicap 1.Jan Webb 2.Grainne Andrews
Scow 1.Peter Hayward 2.Graham Bowen 3.Oliver Morgan
Swan 1.Nigel Baker 2.Clive Spash 3.Flying Swan
Optimist 1.J Landon

Sunday:
Fast Handicap 1. Jonathan Hore 2.Kristian Schafer 3.Roger and Gill Herbert
Slow Handicap 1.Jan Webb 2.Grainne Andrews
Scow 1.Ann Barlow 2.Graham Bowen 3.Peter Hayward
Swan 1.Clive Spash 2.Flying Swan
Optimist 1.J Landon

Click here to see the full results for all classes.

Watch this space for details of the BHYC Regatta 2017

This page last updated October 25th 2017



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