Festival Series 2015 (5-7 Aug)

Crew of Jetstream receiving the first prize for the Festival Series.

Crew of Jetstream receiving the first prize for the Festival Series.

Overall results – Click here

Jetstream (707) was first overall, with two wins and one second. Kismet (Dragon) was second overall, and Humdinger narrowly beat Varrich (both H-boats) to third place overall.

Appreciation was expressed that some of the “slow handicap” boats had entered; Border Maid was awarded a prize for the fastest of the “slow handicap” group.

Twelve boats participated in the second race and ten boats raced in all three.

Border Maid - winner of the Slow Handicap for the Festival Series - photo by Hillary Sillitto

Border Maid – winner of the Slow Handicap for the Festival Series – photo by Hillary Sillitto

Results of third race – Click here

Friday was a beautiful evening with a brisk wind and good sailing. The slow boats finished after two laps, the faster ones after three.

Results of Second Race – Click Here

An exciting race with stronger wind and nicer weather – a gorgeous evening with a spectacular sunset.  All twelve boats that started finished, with some disruptions to the expected order due to mechanical problems. Jetstream maintained her winning streak, staying ahead throughout the race.

Jetstream before the start - photo by Hillary Sillitto

Jetstream before the start on Thursday (second race of Festival Series) – photo by Hillary Sillitto

Festival Series Day 2 - photo Fiona Brown

Festival Series Day 2 – photo Fiona Brown

Glen Bramley on Peak Flow just after the start.

Just after the start of Wednesday’s race – photo by Hillary Sillitto

Results of first race (5 Aug) – click here

On Wednesday there were 11 competitors – well done to Jetstream for coming first. Humdinger was second, and Varrich third.

The wind was light, the race was stopped after about an hour when the boats had done between two and four laps. Results were decided on average time. A torrential downpour started a few minutes before the end, and chased us off the water. Most of the competitors met in the bar afterwards and were well catered for – thanks to the House Committee and bar staff for this. Some new and potential members turned up and were welcomed aboard various boats.

Start of Wednesday's race - photo by Adrian Shield

Start of Wednesday’s race – photo by Adrian Shield

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The start of Wednesday’s race – photo by Hillary Sillitto

Boats milling around the Committee Boat before the start - photo Hillary Sillitto

Boats milling around the Committee Boat before the start – photo Hillary Sillitto

Open regatta for all classes of yachts and dinghies.

Runs over three evenings, Wed-Fri 5-7 August.

Registration closes 1800 Wed 5th Aug. If your boat doesn’t have an existing FYCA handicap, you need to register by midnight 31st July.

Food will be available each evening.

  • Food on Wednesday and Thursday evenings will be the usual bar food – Paninis, soup ’n a roll etc.
  • After the racing on Friday evening there will be a stewpot, appropriate to the weather, and a prize giving ceremony. All welcome!

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