15 skippers turned up to this the first round of the 2021-2022 Midland District IOM…
Manor Park RSC was host to this year’s championship over the 9/10th October weekend.
They welcomed 14 skippers from around the country and the PRO John Smith called everyone together for the first briefing on the Saturday morning saying the weather forecast for the day was a light NE breeze and the boat team had set out the best course they could considering the conditions, in fact there was three windward marks for John to choose from.
Racing commenced on time with all skippers sailing as one fleet. The conditions were very light, and it was a priority to keep the boat moving even if it meant that you sailed what looked like a further distance. We managed three races before John called lunch which was scheduled for thirty minutes, this in fact turned in to ninety minutes such were the conditions it was impossible to sail any course, there was just a complete lack of wind.
John called all skippers and the race team together and explained the situation and it was obvious there would be no further sailing today, so we all packed the boats away and had an afternoon off. John said we would resume tomorrow as planned.
Some notes and further pictures from day two will follow in the week when I have had the time to process the pictures.
The MYA A Class Champion for 2021 was Graham Bantock with his Sword design, so congratulations to him, and a full set of results are here: 2021 MYA A Class National Championship results
There are two pages of results as we finally got 22 races completed.
Thanks to the Manor Park RSC team and helpers, PRO John Smith, Colin Walton, Darin Ballington, Nancy, Roy, Simon, Rob, Sandra, Graham, Les, Dave B, Martin, SCO Gordon Sears.