Stokes Bay B14 action

Round 2 of the 2014 B14 Travellers Trophy Series took place at Stokes Bay Sailing Club over the 12th & 13th of April.

 

The arrivals were greeted by a beautifully sunny Solent and a slightly fitful looking breeze, with the promise of better to come. The PRO had consulted the weather tree and planned on getting 4 races in on Saturday while the going was good, leaving the remaining 2 races to the fate of Sunday's fickle looking forecast.

Cold start to the 2014 Circuit!

A compact B14 fleet arrived at Rutland to find much colder conditions than previous weekends and a depleted turnout with a range of excuses from buying new houses through to too cold to get out of bed.  For many it was the first sail since the Inlands in October following a winter of hibernation.

1st Place Suffolk Sails Josh Wilce Will Hall

Whitstable B14s pass on the sad news that Suzi Cannon, tiny helm of B14 team with husband Richard, passed away on Saturday after valiant fight against cancer.

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Despite forecasts suggesting breeze well over 25 knots all weekend a number of teams made the trip to Queen Mary SC to battle for the 2013 Inlands Title. A rather unusual scene the fleet must have made on arrival with many teams packing as much mountain biking kit as sailing kit just in case!!  It was to prove to be unused for most..

 

Bullet-B JosWill power downwind on day 1

Bullet-B powers downwind on day 1

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