Race Officer Len Trenoweth called on all of his not-inconsiderable experience to set races going on Sunday. 

The wind was a brisk but wildly fluctuating six to twenty-six knots from the south-west. 

One RS200 sailor described how the gusts were really tough to handle and that he could often sail in any direction he wanted to without moving the tiller. This seems to be typical of the Carrick Roads conditions this spring and now summer.

Four asymmetrics battled it out under leaden skies with Henry Hallam and Ashley Hill taking both races; Freya Brown, Bryony Spiezia and Nuala Sellwood sharing the other placings. Tim Laws valiantly took both races in the medium handicap in his Europe. 

Three Darts took the conditions in their stride with Jeremy and Sabine Underwood taking both races, Andy Aston and Guy Beckett the second and third slots each race.

Our regular club sailors and racers have covered themselves in glory in a wide range of events in recent weeks. 

Wayne Barnicoat and Liam Stacpoole raced their International 14 in the Handelsbanken Prince of Wales Cup at Itchenor; George Cousins raced his Musto Skiff at Garda (Italy) in the Worlds event that is something of a pre-cursor to our own Musto Skiff event in September. 

Our younger sailors, all who race regularly with the club, have been prolific in their class events. Max Phypers and Emma Sellwood came 11th at the Mirror Worlds in Ireland and were the top youth boat; this makes them the Mirror Youth World Champions. Also making up a trio of RSC boats were Martin and Felix in their boat and Tristan and Sam.  What a trio of crews doing so well. 

Kitty and Lily O’Halloran have just finished the UK 29er Nationals and are following straight through with the Worlds, both events at Weymouth.  In the Nationals they came through as ‘Top British Female Juniors’. 

George Lenney has been at the RS Aero Worlds in Sardinia ending a very tough few days as fourth junior in the world!  The RS200 fleet is to be represented by Henry Hallam and Ashley Hill; Rose Hallam and Jessica Patterson; Milly Tregaskes and Taryn Banks; Freya and Kyle Brown; all at East Lothian YC in two weeks for the UK Nationals.  We wish them all safe travels and ‘fair wind’. 

Also of note is that Roisin O’Halloran has been accepted as crew in the Ocean Global Race 2023; we certainly wish her well for this extraordinary race; Translated9 has a Facebook page to follow her travels.

Falmouth Week looms large now and we all hope for good sailing conditions this year.  Our next two Sundays, the 6th and 13th are therefore devoted to club members sailing in town events.