Cruiser Opening Muster

»«Saturday 14th April 2018

The 2018 Cruiser Programme began on the14th April with the Opening Muster. On the water, Zelda (Chris and Chrissie Nolan) and Voyager (Simon and Sarah Sanders) met in Cliff Reach to battle for the Wizard Cup. Zelda had a good start, but Voyager soon edged into the lead.

Zelda deployed their cruising chute incurring a 5% penalty, and took the lead. In response, Voyager tacked into a catspaw of wind regaining the lead and winning by 10 seconds on corrected time. Congratulations to Simon and Sarah for a great sail and for retaining the Wizard Cup.

We were joined at Fambridge by Seabear (James and Kay Mattison) and the classic ketch Dicer (Richard Franklin).

Over 20 members met at the Ferry Boat Inn for lunch. After a very pleasant meal a collection was held in aid of the RNLI, raising over £50, followed by a motor-sail back to Burnham.

Thanks to George Winder for Race organisation, Mark Eagling in the Club RIB and Sheena Cosens for the holding the collection.

Chris Nolan