Banbury on Sunday 18th
Everything is set up ready for everybody to come to Banbury on Sunday for the Silver Tiller and second Midland Circuit Open of the season. Can Dave Winder retain the Banbury Cross Trophy?
We will be there Richard. Looking forward to it.
Talk is of two from Brightlingsea - ourselves (3717) and Derek and Andy (3620).
Three from Redditch Mr T including a contender for the mature boat prize in 3403.
Richard what time will the gate be open from and tea being made from?
4 from Blithfield i think
Gate will be open by 8.30am at the latest - may be earlier if the cat wakes me early.
Banbury is still on despite dreaded ash clouds so all those who were hoping to fly off into the blue yonder can turn up and sail at BSC instead.
Thanks, by the way I moved in Dec so the details in the year book are out of date, I e-mailed the correct number, hopefully sorted !
Will Steve Watson be there to hand my form into for Rutland??
Any results yet?
Results can be found at the link below and a report with pics will follow later today.
Interesting to see that both Dave and Duncan were 6th in the last race? creating a tie?
I hope so Jez, else I might need to update the ST scores again ;-))
Well done Jez in coming 11th overall - a real giant killing performance.
Ross, I am pretty sure it was Duncan I followed home in that race, in which case it makes no difference in position overall. Thanks for doing the results so quickly.
It has been so long since I last helmed a Merlin, that I had to look myself up on google to remember. Last Merlin event for me was 2008 Salcombe week!
It was good to see you on the water again Alan. You will have to try again another time! That last start was a hard one. When the gun went I was facing the wrong way!! Having been watching Simon gybe in front of me I had not noticed the Starboard boat behind him, with only about 10 seconds to go it was either tack off and get black flagged, gybe and have a terrible start or hit him! I gybed. None the less being at the right end of the line saved me and we got away mid fleet so not too bad. Not sure why so many people went to the pin end though?
They didn't go to the pin end, they were just stuck there! We tried to sail down to the committee boat end, we were sailing from pin end toward the committe boat on Starboard - think about it. and about 3 feet below me Mike Anslow was sailing in the same direction on Port. Not what you'd class as a steady wind :-)
Not a classic race then folks, not so sorry I missed it. I blame Iceland, when they aren't defaulting on bank deposits they are covering Europe in invisible ash and interfering with our weather.
Well spotted on the two 6th places in the last race. Unfortunately not a dead heat but a slip of the finger. Duncan was actually 7th. Ross will be pleased to learn that it doesn't alter the overall results.
Report and pictures now up at link below.
Life in the old dog yet
Great to see Number 2997 a Vintage and indeed a CVRDA qualifying boat not propping up the Silver Tiller table at this stage. Come on the oldies!!