18-30 Regatta (Open Event), 14-16 July 2017
Regatta (Open Event), 12 and 13 August 2017
Tera Open - 10th September 2017
Sunk and Bell Race, 30 September 2017
Laser and Solo Open, Saturday 7 October 2017
All in Race, 22 October 2017
Boxing Day Open Race, 2017
Winter Series Open
Short Sharp Series Report, 9th April 2017
The spring series kicked off with summer like conditions and an initially gentle F2 over the last hour of the flood tide.
Eighteen dinghies raced with five races completed before the strengthening ebb tide, a stronger wind and the call
of lunch halted proceedings.
The Laser fleet started first and Graham Ireland looked to be in his usual form as he led the fleet round the first lap of the windward leeward course. Behind him a minor bump slowed Ed Harrison in his eventual pursuit of second place with Pete Richardson completing the podium. Ed stepped up as gear as Graham faltered in the next three races and collected three bullets to secure the series. Behind Pete Richardson was consistent in third with Graham and Will Finch picking up the second places. Pete led the final race for a comfortable win with Will again taking second. This left a tie break between Graham and Pete for second overall with Graham’s second places putting him ahead.
In the Handicap fleet the overall battle was very close with the Wayfarer of Christophe Speirs and Giles Wright scoring equal results with the RS Feva of Issy Taylor-Jones and Will Carron. The Wayfarer won the last race and the overall series. The handicap fleet earned the only general recall of the day in race 3 after the tide change caused a large number of over eager starters. As a result the “I’ flag was used for the last two races with a significant improvement in behaviour. Behind them the RS400 of Bob and Amanda Portway sailed clear in most races but only secured second places on handicap in the triangle courses.