It was safe to say the wind forecast for the Inlands was not great, in fact it was terrible, a forecast the fair weather sailor in me would normally be put off by. But for some reason, despite the lack of 15 knots, team Fluorescent Adolescent were actually looking forward to this event if not for the sailing, just for the social!

 

Arriving at Datchet we were greeted by familiar faces; Barnsie and super crew Char in the all new 788 Gull/North Sails, Dan and crew Al who was still visibly mourning the loss of his helm to the moth fleet in 768, Carl and Guy Raynes in Carbon Yachting, class stalwarts Barry and Al who were taking some well earnt time off from riding bikes and what ever it is that Barry does (I'm still yet to work it out), Alan and Kathy in 787, El president Wattsy and crew union leader (Mr Weights and Measures) Bishy in Donkey 791 and the return of Tony Blackmore with all new crew Gi in 764.

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The Notice of Race for the B14 Inlands at Datchet on 31st October / 1st November have been published please see the attachment.

See you all there

B14 Inlands

Attachments:
Download this file (B14_505_NOR_2015.pdf)B14 2015 Inlands NOR[Inlands 2015 Notice of Race]198 kB

The B14 Flying Circus rocked up to Whitstable, with several arriving on Friday night to explore the micro brewery pubs and curry houses in the town and get in tune for a 6 race series.

A weekend of mixed (to say the least) conditions was in store for the fleet!

GBR788 Whitstable 2015. Credit: Alex Cheshire

This weekend sees the UK fleet head to Whitstable for one of the favourite events of the season. Great sailing venue, bar and food - the Whitstable TT tends to be one of the best on the calendar. A great tune up event prior to the 2015 Europeans (see below!) in a few weeks time.

Heading over on Friday night for a few pre-regatta beers is popular, more info on the forum thread.

Whitstable B14 action from the 2013 UK Nationals

Photo © Stuart France