After a hard fought season, though with some slightly dissapointing turnouts, we've had a total of 24 boats compete at UK TT events this year, with a high of 14 boats at any one events- plus a couple more turned up for the Nationals and the Euros. The numbers have been crunched, a single discard applied and so without further ado:
Congratulations to Mark Emmett and Alan Stuart (with a little assistance from Guy Raynes) in 762, who put together a stong season to take home the title. Barnsie and his cast of thousands take 2nd, whilst Mark and Kathy (with guest appearences from Char and some helm/crew swapping at the end of the season take third place. For further awards, and discussion of next year's TT, see the forum.
Mayflower Sailing Club welcomed the B14 fleet to Plymouth over the weekend of 13th/14th October for the penultimate TT event of 2012.
With the top 2 teams from the recent Europeans in attendance and some new faces to join the fun the fleet received the usual warm welcome from Dave Curno and team for what was set to be an unusual but highly successful change in format.
"Parr for the Course" Another warm Essex welcome was extended to the B14 travellers last weekend.
Three hot teams arrived with bated breath. If there are going to be only three teams, you better make sure their kites coordinate and they did - beautifully!! Two teams fresh from the hotbed of the Plerin European Championships and one team from deep summer training in the Southern Hemisphere. The Barrier Reef can be pretty testing place for endurance skiff "reps".
Team 1: Al & Bazza in GBR766 HBR Consulting, (Rippling muscle and hair products)
Team 2: Nikki & Simon in GBR770 Harken (with all the best sailing hardware and a faithful guard dog to look after the investments)
& for once turning up before anyone else,
Team 3: Geraldino Fermor-Brown (no, don't laugh) and Leaky in GBR786 TORQ. (That's a fitness product available on the internet. Most of it being legal).