The following has been sent by Mick Chamberlain (GBR46) and he will send us more, the are sent after a hard day on the waters edge and maybe one or two Sangria!
Spanish Nationals DAY 1
Day I kicked off on Friday 2nd May at noon with 4 fleets for the seeding races , The favourite for the event G Beltri had to pull out at the last minute we are told, but there was no shortage of talent around. The breeze started from the East and for the seeding races top suit was used , the British contingent doing quite well in the top half of the standings, The Breeze was steadily building and by 2pm B suit was used for all racing, Derek Priestly Ken Binks and Graham Bantock all doing very well, Derek leading the pack with his fairly new “In Transition “ complete with new state of the art bulb design was sailing very well , John Cleave, Nigel Brown , and Mick Chamberlain were having an average kind of day, Mick Chamberlain missed a golden opportunity to go into A fleet leading the race from the start only to lose his backstay on the final run and finally limp home in fifth position .
Lunch was supplied and drinks on offer all day including the very refreshing lager all chilled to perfection, the course was good and racing was moving at a reasonable pace.
— Olivier COHEN (@Olivier_Cohen) May 2, 2014
More will follow when we get it.