Sunday. Waiting for wind. Click for biggerUp-and-coming B14 Aussie, Scott Cunningham travelled from Melbourne to compete in the B14 Inlands at Queen Mary Sailing Club this weekend.

The new Seavoultion B14 had its first showing amongst the fleet. The new B14, now built by Synthesize and fitted out by Seavolution, really looked the business, a good quality finish and a well thought out fit out - it certainly looks destined to be a winner in the right pair of hands.

A reminder to one and all that the UK Inland Championships, final 2011 TT and end-of-season celebration is just two weeks away - 1st and 2nd October - at Queen Mary SC, west London. You might be thinking "should I stay or should I go?" well it'll be a (white) riot. Demonstrate that you know your rights and that you don't train in vain, or go straight to hell*.


For those that haven't decided to come yet, the details (sorry they're a bit, um, last minute) are on the forum.

Hopefully the wind will be better than currently forecast, but it will almost certainly be sunny and warm regardless of what happens. The social? Should be good, but we need YOU there to make it so.


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GBR 788, Seavolution hull 0001 in build at Synthesize Group

UPDATED 9/9: more photos below

8 B14s descended on SYC for its annual open on the weekend of 6th and 7th August. This was smaller than recently and was largely due to the recent Nationals in Cornwall taking up everyone’s leave and emptying their piggy-banks!

This year the 800 fleet joined in and were sailed off the same start using the PY handicap system, though final results were to be awarded on a class basis.

SYC’s galley crew and race committee did a wonderful job making this one of the favourite’s events on the B14 calendar.

Next year’s event has already been provisionally booked as a Skiff open and will probably be run along similar lines.