Mylor Yacht Club was delighted to host the Shrimper 19 Open Championships held from 3-6 September. This was the second year that the event was held and proved a resounding success with competitor numbers up on 2020. Twenty six boats took part in the regatta, many of them from the host club.

Sponsors for the event included: Windsport, Mylor Yacht Harbour, Navionics, Cornish Crabbers, and Hyde Sails, and the organisers very much appreciated their support.

The Race Officer, Steve Nicholls, created diverse courses for all three days - not an easy task as the predominant east wind left limited options for a good beat, coupled with the fact that there were wind shifts aplenty. However, the fleet found themselves traversing most of the Carrick Roads as they proceeded through their championships.

The on-the-water activities were followed by equally enjoyable social get togethers each day, including a pasty supper, an afternoon barbecue, and a cream tea followed by prize giving. The weather gods looked kindly on the Shrimper Armada and all social events were able to be held outside on the yacht club terrace in this time when we are mindful of Covid 19.

MYC Commodore, Ken Whitney presented the prizes.

Overall winners were:

1st - Tarragon - Mike Lyons

2nd - Jackdaw - Stuart Sly

3rd - Yesella - Brian Phipps

First Lady helm was Gillian Slater, in Drake

First single handed crewed boat went to Bob Cox, in Annie

Richard Lewis, Pelican, had two presentations to celebrate - both for the largest number in years for combined crew and winning the draw for a new Hyde Sails jib. Will we see a Pelican flying even faster next year with this new sail?

Shrimper Percy (Terry Stephens, Patrick Farrell, Martin Bradley) won the average fleet award - let’s see how they progress up the fleet in 2022.

The date is already in the diary for next year when Mylor Yacht Club will run the third Shrimper 19 Open Championships over the weekend 2nd-4th September 2022 welcoming visitors from various other clubs in the UK to come and race alongside their own extremely enthusiastic fleet of the traditionally built boats.