Well the 4th and final event of the Midland District Champion Skipper for Six metre yachts was today at Bournville and we had 10 skippers to start with but there were a few who fell by the wayside as the day progressed and we ended the day with 5 skippers on the water, the wind was very much a Bournville special with sometimes a yacht surfing downwind past one becalmed upwind.
The racing was tight and good natured, with Robin Webb getting off to a flying start with a borrowed boat, and always round about the front, a great start in the class by Robin but the 2 Mikes and Chris Cook soon got their act in gear and then they managed to hog all the first places.
As I have alluded to above the wind was a bit variable and we all suffered from being in the wrong place at some time during the day, this was the final event of this year’s inaugural series and overall we have had 20 different yachts out in the series well done everyone. We just need to sail more as it is noticeable that there are yachts not completing a day’s racing on quite a regular basis, we need to sail these more often and then they won’t be breaking down as much and all the weak points will be eliminated.
Congratulations to Shaun Holbeche who sailed well in his 3 races, and to Mark Dicks who only completed 2 of the 3 counting races.
A great day sailing and a good series so let’s get more boats travelling next year please, the dates will be in the 2020 Midland District calendar so get them in your diary, and we will see you all next year.
When we put the series together the intent was to spread the word about 6’s, and we have achieved that, and the racing was superb to watch. I’ve done a bit of that this year for one reason or another. It’s been fascinating watching Shaun, Mark and the two Mikes Ewart and Kemp tussling it out on the course.
The 6 fleet is both competitive and friendly and you must have your A game well sorted to be in the mix. The series is all set for next year so please come out and play, you will be very welcome.
The Bournville RS&MBC results are here: MD6MCS 2019 R4 and the series results are on the MD6MCS page here: https://mya-uk.org.uk/districts/midlands/md-6m-champion-skipper-series/
Congratulations go to Mike Ewart (Two Islands RYC) who sailed in 3 events, and was the PRO at his home club, and with a final score of 275 points he is the top Midland District club skipper.
Below is a selection of pictures I received from Alistair Grieve, who was passing and came to look at what was going on. Luckly he had his camera with him and he has offered these for the MD website.