Chichester Yacht Membership Snowflake Collection concludes

Chichester Yacht Membership Snowflake Collection concludes

by Biddy Colbourne 19 Mar 15:29 UTC
12 March 2023

Chichester Yacht Membership Snowflake Collection © Chris Turner

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Chichester Yacht Membership Snowflake Collection © Chris Turner

On Sunday twelfth March we noticed the collection come to an finish with the final two races of the winter season, and we have been very happy to welcome so many elderly and new associates.

The collection has been tormented by very tough climate – both an excessive amount of or too little for a lot of the races. Nevertheless, there have been many who had the ability to get pleasure from totally the exhilarating circumstances and a few spectacular crusing was a lot loved by these on land and on the committee boat. In distinction there have been occasions when there was so little wind that rivals wanted all their ability to only get around the course in any respect! Despite all these challenges, round 30 boats sailed in every race.

There was some very aggressive racing certainly this collection. Steve and Sarah Cockerill (SBSC), crusing their RS200 gained the quick fleet, however they got stiff competitors as there have been 4 completely different race winners. Total Richard Sharp (ESSC) completed second in his Finn and George Yeoman/Holly McArthur or Rob Henderson (ISC) got here third of their Merlin, with Luke South (ESC) crusing the difficult RS300 in fourth. The 2 RS400s of Rob Gullen/Jack Holden (CYC) and Jim Downer/Jono Value (Gurnard SC) have been very aggressive, and every gained a race.

Within the medium fleet Mark Riddington (ESSC) sailed constantly in various circumstances to take the general honours in his Aero 7, with Alex Butler (HISC) in second. The Europes of Gareth Tweedle (ESC) and Lucy Boreham (CYC) had some shut racing and got here third and fourth.

Terry and Charlie Hunt (Netley SC) of their Mirror dominated the gradual fleet with some very expert crusing in all circumstances. Karen Cheeseman (CYC) in her Byte got here second and Mark Conroy (CYC) crusing a Topaz Vibe was third. A short cameo look was made by Ben and Keira McGrane (NetleySC) crusing their Mirror within the medium fleet ending in entrance of a few of the 2000s, this was one of many excessive lights of the collection! CYC seems to be ahead to welcoming extra guests and its members to imminent open conferences all through 2023.

Particulars on the CYC web site,

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