Super Saturday Dinghy Series

»«Saturday 23rd April 2016

The RCYC in conjunction with the Corinthian Otters hosted the first of the 2016 “Super Saturday Dinghy series” comprising of 2 races on a Saturday morning once a month from April to October. The racing is for all ages and is split into 3 classes Optimists, Slow handicap, Fast handicap (inc. Mums and Dads).

Edwin Buckley “Endeavour race officer “along with his apprentice Ed Aspinall and a very able race team set a great course in challenging shifty conditions and also trialled a new mixed fleet starting system which proved a great success, getting 30 boats in 3 classes away in 9 minutes.

The racing was great fun, with several crews racing for the very first time up against national and international sailors and the odd trans- Atlantic rower. The age range was 8 to almost 60.

Races were won by Ben Hutton Penman and Imogen Palmer (Optimist fleet), Ben Barr & Phoebe Barr -2 bullets racing a Cadet in the slow handicap, and in the fast handicap wins were shared between Tommy Rands -Laser, and Scarlett Anderson handicapped by her Dad, in an RS200.

With a total of 14 races and 2 discards for the series, all chocolates are still up for grabs so the invitation to other Crouch clubs to come and join the fun is open.

Are you good enough to beat the Kids?


Carl Anderson