As you can see from the results below, the racing during our Anniversary Regatta was close and hard fought, especially in the strong conditions. Corinna - Bobby Melville took the honours with Corpo Santo - John Heathfield as runner up and Cormorant - Adrian Fluker in third place. There was a prize for the winner of each race but to spread the honours, no boat could receive more than one, hence while Corinna, Corpo Santo and Cormorant all got a bottle for their firsts, Coram - John Apps, also received one, coming third in Race Three and Corsair - we ladies, for a third place in Race Five.
Peter Willoughby struggled through the first race on Saturday morning but wasn't really feeling fit enough to continue the battle with the elements. 'Good call', I felt, having experienced the squall that blew through between Cliff & Fairway 13. Discretion was also the order for John Apps in a borrowed Coram, but he had done well in the morning. While Bobby showed his amazing abilities as usual, the racing was close with places swapping regularly throughout the fleet.
It was lovely to see so many familiar faces over the weekend, thank you for your support, epecially those who travelled so far to be with us. The Class Dinner on Friday night was well attended and we were joined by both the Commodore and his lady, also Will Dallimore, the RBOD Fleet Captain. It was great fun with the singing led by Tony Cash, while Philippa Munro took up the baton for 'My Darling Clementine' in memory of Allan. Peter Willoughby was unfortunately not well enough to attend but Victor Prior recited his recent composition 'Spring Song', set to 'Christmas Day in the Workhouse', on his behalf.
The celebrations continued on the Saturday when we all went to the ball which had a Thirties theme in honour of our special event. It was well attended and we all had a good time.
Full results are available here...
Our next Class function will be an Auction Dinner on the 17th July. Please watch for the news of this event and mark it in your diary.
PS Wendy will be pleased to receive more photos, high res images, please.