The first APMYC Club Championship saw nine Hollowell skippers and one gate crasher (oops sorry guest) compete in what I can only call testing conditions. Pro Mke Ewart had his work cut out to set a reasonable course and whist he was unable to give the perfect beat, the varying wind touching down randomly across the course made conditions testing enough indeed.
Twenty races (we do seem to be getting through them lately) were completed with six out of the nine recording race wins, eventual winner John Burgoine just squeezed home ahead of the more consistant Peter Shepherd. Peter Jackson headed up the chasing fleet in a closely fought contest between Peter, Geoff, Keith & Richard. All of these managed some race wins but it was PJ's collection of second places with superior consistent sailing that saw him take third.
Our guest skipper Paul Risdale was a little off the pace of this group with Tim Leese and Ian Bell having a close battle for the final position, and whilst both of these managed to feature high up in a few races Tim managed this ajust a few more times than Ian.
John was pleased to receive the Trophy for this event an appropriately dragon adourned Pewter Tankard donated by Keith Bell.
Our thanks go to Mike Ewart for keeping us all in order, or at least trying to, setting the course, qnd acting as all round good egg throughout the event.
The next Club Championship event is for Wee Nips on 15th April.
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Abington Park MYC sail at two waters the town centre venue in Abington Park & the picturesque waters of Hollowell Sailing Club