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Midland District 6M Champion Skipper 2021 R1 Two Islands RYC race report.

15 skippers turned up for this event which due to the shortened calendar this year was a multi-use event serving as a Six Metre Open, a round of the Midland District Six Metre Champion Skipper series and a round of the Two Islands Shillington Cup Series, so thankfully we had the services of Richard Dolman manipulating the computer to sort out the scores, The weather was a bit overcast with drizzle threatening all day but never really happening, the wind was nominally from the NE but was moving around a fair bit during the day and was up and down quite repetitively.

As to the sailing there was a good selection of race winners but overall Shaun Holbeche was the master of conditions, we raced as one fleet which was a sight to see there was needless to say a few comments on the vagaries of the 2 Islands wind or lack of it but overall the racing was close particularly at the front of the fleet large gains and losses from all when they sailed into a dead patch or caught a gust and came flying down the lake overtaking everybody.

We also had unmeasured yachts taking part due to the difficulty of getting sixes measured at present (covid) so those who have been busy building boats during the various lockdowns etc could get them out on the water.

Overall, Shaun Holbeche had a good win followed by Vinnie Zammit with Derek Priestley and John Sharman following on.

I think they all had a good day out it was great to see so many boats on the water and that was with 2 withdrawals due to personal problems and 2 suffering from back problems during the day.

The final positions are here: Six Metre Open

Mike Ewart. Two Islands RYC.

The next round of the Midland District 6M Champion Skipper series 2021 is at Bournville RS&MBC on 4th July, so get your entries in to the club.

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