The first round of this series was run as an open event for Six Metre Yachts only, however the weather and the prospect of little wind meant not too many visitors came to sail, that having been said the interest the resurgence of this class has created meant that we had almost as many skippers come to check out what was happening as were sailing! Hopefully we managed to convert a few.
Mike Ewart sailed Christina his Ravenna to a victory despite a rudder issue keeping him out of a couple of heats, John Burgoine visiting from Birmingham MYC borrowed Monica, Peter Shepherd's Romanza which has undergone quite a few changes with our ongoing quest to get the sails right, (by jove I think we have it!).
Geoff Raygada sailing his Rococco "Mr Ga Ga" stayed as long as his pass allowed, with Keith Bell "Minikins" Tias and Peter Jackson "Gabriel" Romanza consolidating their positions on the water.
Many thanks to Tim Leese for his assistance in running nthe event and the Hot Soup from the Hollowell Club house kitchen was much appreciated at the end of the day.
The first round of the Winter Series for Wee Nips saw six club members battle it out for the honours, Keith Bell sailed consistantly never out of the top three, Peter Shepherd just managed to hold off the late challenge from this years Wee Nip Medal Champion Peter Jackson courtesy of that big discard (well if you are going to have one have a bigun!). Mike Ewart danced his way into third place and both Derek lane and Tim Leese showed at the front in some races promising much for the future.