NBYC 1st Cruiser Weekend

Twenty two river cruisers had entered the weekend for NBYC’s first Open RCC event.  The split was put at -1, putting twelve yachts in the A fleet and ten in the B fleet.  With a strong and blustery westerly wind, the decision facing all competitors was whether to reef or not!  Conditions throughout the weekend continued in a similar vein, with at times some very large gusts coming through, which caused issues for some, rig failures for others and Viking taking on a great deal of water, which resulted in shouts from the bank for the safety boat to attend as they appeared to be sinking!  The challenging conditions meant that in all races, the results were littered with DNC, DNF and RTD’s. 

Over the course of the two days, in the A fleet, a battle emerged between Moonshadow and Melinda, which was decided on the last race after both had finished on six points.  In the B fleet, a similar battle ensued between Jessie May and Goldfish, which again came down to the results of the last race after both yachts finished on four points.  Overall, the trophy went to Sally Dugdale on Jessie May, ahead of her brother Paul Howes on Melinda.

On the Saturday evening, the RCC held their annual dinner which was attended by seventy two people with Ruth Knight and her husband James attending as guests of the Class.  An excellent meal was provided by the catering team at the club and the evening was enjoyed by all.


Thank you to Trish Barnes for the splendid picture of Forester!

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