Topic : Well done Ozzie and Melissa!

The best sail of the year for Merlins at Brightlingsea, 4 boats including Jacko (out of retirement)visiting us saw a force 3-4 and wall to wall sunshine. Each Merlin held the lead at various times throughout the race but Ozzie and Melissa showed us all the way home. Talk at the club is of more Fireball sailors making the jump to Merlins, after todays race who can blame them! Jacko finished second, Charltons 3rd (what were you doing with the kite?) and me.....well lets just say I'm looking forward to next weekend!

Posted: 11/05/2008 19:30:30
By: craig
Looks like I am going to have to visit to give you someone to beat Craig

Posted: 12/05/2008 10:26:04
By: Ron
Thanks Craig.  I agree the best race so far this year, after the first lap there was only 20 seconds between all 4 of us and at the finish only 90 and that was with the race being 1 hour 44, proves it was anyone's race at anytime.

Posted: 12/05/2008 11:05:07
By: Mel
Hi Mel
Can you send me a link to the results?
[email protected]
I have looked at the club web site and failed to find them!!
Thanks for a good day AJ

Posted: 12/05/2008 11:57:25
By: essex in a shed
Ron good to see you on Saturday, would be better with your boat. Roll on Pyefleet Week and what I am sure will be a great week.

Posted: 12/05/2008 12:00:32
By: Craig
We must have been doing something wrong this weekend :-)

In our old boat that funny balloon type sail was tied to a fixed pole at the front of the boat. Yes it did occasionally get in a tangle but the sail never physically tied itself in a knot around the pole! Does the boat have two poles so that the crew can knit with the spinnaker when they are bored? Clearly more "Rutland style" practice is required - then perhaps Celia can knit me a new jumper on our next run!

Joking aside - thanks for a fantastic race we look forward to more of the same.

Posted: 12/05/2008 12:16:26
By: DaveC
Celia would normaly have time to knit you a jumper...........and still win but Oz and the rest of us are catching up fast!

Posted: 12/05/2008 12:26:40
By: Craig then click on forum, then brightlingsea sailing club forum they are in the top topic - club racing.

Posted: 12/05/2008 12:37:49
By: Mel


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