The Goaty Hill / West Tamar Council B14 National Championships hosted by Tamar Yacht Club started today on Bell Bay at Beauty Point.

 

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AUS 782 - Guy Bancroft and Lachie Imeneo sailing One More for the Bone (1MFT Bone), winners of the Invitation Race

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Competitors from as far afield as South Wales and the East Coast converged on Queen Mary SC for the final event of the B14 TT Series, the Inland Championship. We were sharing the venue with the Cherub fleet.

Following a series long battle, three boats - Ullman Sails (Mark Watts/ Kathy Sherratt), Neil Pryde (Mark Emmett / Allan Stuart) and Seavolution (Barnsie, sailing with local super-sub Alex Jones) were in still contention for the overall TT Series going into the event, with many other sub-prizes also up for grabs.

On Saturday the wind eventually rose to a gentle 4-5 knots - staying just above kite collapsing strength and much to the liking of the reigning Inland Champions the Anthill Mob (Tim Harrison & Jonny Ratcliffe), dusting off 758 for a first outing since the Nationals.

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.