With nine boats out including Panic under her new ownership, plus Grayling under John Payne and Lucy Hayden’s new ownership who did not race but came out for a little tune up, the R Stone Chalice was declared a resounding success. With a light and variable breeze from the SW quadrant and a building ebb it was a challenging day for all.
One again Avocet, helmed by Jeremy Newman with Olly Newman and David Bridle crewing, edged ahead of Egret, helmed by Danny Fox with Tim Hern and Bob Hedger, in the closing moment of a very tense race. Third place went to Colin Willett in Bidi who had an incredibly tough match with Malcolm Goodwin in Jean. Fiona Brown and the girls in their new boat Grethe were very pleased to sneak into fifth with Adrian Gibbons in Blue Peter and John Saker in White Magic close on their tails. They were followed in by Rob Richardson helming Panic and Mark White in White Spirit.
The next BOD race is the second part of the Osborne Cup next Sunday 29th September from the Brightlingsea Sailing Club line at 14.10.
The Final Fling is also coming up on the 6th October with a 10.30am start from Bateman’s tower with Sunday lunch and prize giving to follow at the Colne Yacht Club.