We may have been a slightly reduced fleet for this year’s BOD Regatta, but that didn’t stop it being a brilliant weekend of sailing and partying.
On the water it was C32 Avocet’s weekend with Jeremy and Olly Newman and Stuart Phillips taking overall victory with an impressive five first places to count. Fleet newcomer Joe Harman, crewed by Derick Gentry and Nigel Edmunds in Malcolm Goodwin’s C1 Jean, showed that he certainly has what it takes to give the rest of the fleet a run for their money by coming second. Third place officially went to Mark White, Dick Stephens and Chris Nunn in C53 White Spirit.
Huge thanks must go to Martin Worth and Alice Davies and the entire race management team who did such a great job of providing the races for us.
Ashore Saturday night’s amazing BOD Summer Party was a triumph thanks to the huge hard work by our hosts Jeremy and Nicky Newman and their amazing helpers. The weather was perfect, the hospitality was perfect and the company was perfect – what more can you ask for!
We have two more Sunday BOD races before the start of Pyefleet Week. On Sunday 23 July its the Reg White Trophy from BSC with an 14.00 start and on Sunday 30 July we have the Commodore’s Cup at 14.15 from the CYC Bateman’s Tower Line.
And then of course it’s Pyefleet Week! It looks like we will have a fleet of 18 boats out so some great racing ahead of us.