Monthly Archives: July 2016

Flying Fifteen Fleet Newsletter – July 29th

Homage au petit Admiral! At regular intervals,those of us that John Clifton has successfully ‘persuaded’, over the years, to join him on his cruiser ‘Jean Clair‘ meet up to relive the old times and to remember ‘deeds long since forgot’ (Tennyson, should you be wondering!) And so it was that the customary crowd gathered in the […]

4000 Eurocup at Riva del Garda

Grafham boats took 2nd and 3rd places in a fleet of 30 at the 2016 4000 European Championships, sailed at Fraglia Vela Riva, Lake Garda from 20th – 23rd July. The event was won convincingly byby Steve & Sarah Cockerill (Stokes Bay SC) but 2nd & 3rd places went to the wire, with Dave Marchant & Matt […]

Club Racing – July 24th

35 boats raced on the weekend of July 24th in sunshine and a breeze that again surpassed the forecast. The wind direction (SSW) and the windward mark placement were always going to result in a challenging upwind leg. Neither side of the beat paid off consistently, and the shifts were always big enough to ensure […]

50th Anniversary 9-hour race

There were some epic performances in the 50th anniversary nine hour race yesterday. The wind varied from mainly around 20 knots, gusting to 30 and dropping to 6-8 for s short while, but it stayed mainly dry, apart from one vicious squall. Thirteen teams took part, and overall winners were the Flying 15 team of […]