RYA Eastern Zone Championships

»«Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September 2009

This weekend ten Oppie Otters from our race fleet competed in the RYA Eastern Zone Championships at Grafham Water. It was a tough weekend, the winds were light on Saturday though three races were sailed. Winds on Sunday were impossible and only one race was sailed in what can only be described as "changeable" conditions - wind shifts of 90 degrees and little puffs in what was otherwise a glassy lake the norm.

We had four Otters finish in the top five; James Hutton-Penman won, Chay Taylor (still only 10 years old!) was 3rd, Sterling Taylor 4th and Hamish Eckstein 5th. The results are yet to be published but I believe both Thomas Johnson and Isabella Minks also finished in the top ten.

Well done to all that went, conditions were very tough.

Nick Hutton-Penman