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Traveller Series Round 8 - Bournville - 8th October


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Due to the building work that is going on at Watermead the final travelers series event has been moved to Bournville RSMBC and to make sure the skippers get a full day on the water it has also moved forward one day to Saturday 8th October.

As the last event of the season, lets make an effort for a good turnout, it will be good to see some familiar faces from previous events as well as as well as some new ones from the Midlands Region. Bournville can provide some challenging sailing and expect close racing at all levels of the field.

The NOR is attached, all entries to Noel Donaldson at race@rg65.org.uk or on the MYA online entry (when available)

This race is also the decider for the 2016 Class Champion Trophy. After Round 7 at Datchet, Phil Holiday is in the lead having leapfrogged Noel Donaldson and Mark Dicks who were both absent. Nigel Brown also moved ahead of John Tushingham into 4 place. With Phil away on other sailing commitments in October it looks like it will be Noel and Mark fighting it out for the trophy at Bournville

RG65_Open_Bournville_08_10_16.pdf

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14 skippers turned up at the Valley Parkway in Bournville for the final event in the 2016 Travellers series. The weather was mainly fair, even warm at times with a steadily strengthening but occasionally fluky breeze from the north. A course was set using the whole length of the lake with the usual Bournville puffs and holes providing some fun especially on the far side of the lake. The racing was close at times with the small size of the lake and the proximity of the boats allowing some very fine passes. Mark Dicks and (recently returned from the Marblehead Worlds) Phil Holliday traded first and second place over the 17 races with Mark coming out 4 points ahead to win the day. Nigel Brown managed to take third, one point ahead Wayne Stobbs. Full results below.

This was also the concluding event for the UK class champion trophy and after some frantic calculations after the end of racing, Phil Holliday was declared the winner, with 429 points over the series, just ahead of Mark Dicks on 416.

Congratulations to Mark and Phil and a big thanks to the crew from both Bournville and Watermead for providing a very agreeable days sailing and plenty of hot drinks when the sun went in. A special mention needs to go to Luke Johnson who was entering his first competition and his sister who was manning the starting tape and keeping the race team in order.

Planning is already well under way for next years series, dates will be posted up here when confirmed.

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