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2018 Travellers Series Round 1 - Eastboune - 10th March

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The new season kicks off on the 10th of March at Eastbourne and District Model Boat Club's lake in Princes Park, just off the seafront in Eastbourne. There is always a great atmosphere at this venue and the tea trolley is sure to put in an appearance.


NOR and online entry form can be found on the club website here.


This is also Round 1 of this years Travellers Series, the best five results from any of the nine events will count towards the 2018 RG65 UK Class Champion Trophy.

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A cloudy day with a few light showers greeted seventeen skippers at Eastbourne Princess lake on Saturday morning. Wind direction was more or less straight down the lake all day, strength between 10-14 mph, however the gusts that were forecast never materialised. Most skippers sailed on A rig all day with a few changing to B rig for one or two races.


The race team did an excellent job with 23 races completed all issues settled on the water and the whole event sailed in a competitive but well manned fashion. The top finishing places changed constantly throughout the day and in the end only 5 points separated the winner Phil Holliday from runner up Alex Cory. See the full results (below/above).


A special thanks to the Eastbourne ladies who kept us well supplied with tea/coffee and bacon baps and cakes.


We all look forward to being invited back again next year.


Full results are up on the Eastbourne website and are attached below

Dave Sellons has taken some excellent photos at davesellens.co.uk

Finally Terry Connell has put together a video of the racing up on

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Lets now get some more fine tuning ready for round (2) at Lincoln on 21st April, this event needs as much support as possible from you all, it is a great venue, so please get your entry in early, entry is now open Click for link to NOR and entry form.

RG65 Travellers Trophy.pdf

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