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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The Inlands are this coming weekend! Still time for a last minute desicion to come. Details of where to stay, the social arrangements etc are on the forum.

Timings are:
3 races each day back to back.
Race briefing 11:00 Saturday
First start Saturday 12:00
First start Sunday 10:30

GPS Tracking will be provided and replays available - see our tracking page for
examples of previous events:
http://www.tractrac.com/index.php?page=clubpage&id=20
The entry fee of £35 includes tracking.

Notice of Race is here

Sailing Instructions are here

gbr01The morning of Saturday 14th September awoke to blue skies and a gentle northerly Welsh breeze at Cardiff Bay YC where 3 teams from across the land (2 apparently from God’s Country) gathered for what was going to be a spot of training and then a racing test event. The teams “Doris” (Mark Cockrill/Alex Farr) & “Adventure Wales” (Gareth Davies/Nathan Cumpstone) began with a spot of England v Wales banter whilst waiting for the late arrival of “Sabre Sails” (Simon Brewer/Alistair Ramsden) – someone forgot what time we were all meeting apparently).

 

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Day 0

Many teams (including 2 boats from France) arrived early for some pre-event practice, only to be met by a warm 40 knot welcome from Whitstable. So it was an early start in the bar for many, enjoying the usual Whitstable YC hospitality.

Day 1

Friday dawned with gusts well into the 30's and, following a less than optimistic briefing from PRO Dave Curno, the fleet set about bimbling and relaxing.