We took part in the second ever SSS Fleet Racing Championships at Helensburgh SC at the weekend which was a great success! Two boats from the B team attended the regatta and had a great time.
Saturday started off with winds of 8-10 knots coming from the North East. Racing began at 11.00 am and Donald the PRO managed to get four races in before the wind died at the end of the fifth race resulting in a shortened course. The teams improved throughout the day as Jenny and Charlie became comfortable with the double handed boat finishing 5th in one of the races!
The Social was great on Saturday night as the SSS Fleets ran at the same time as the Ceilidh Cup (Sonar Match Racing Champs). RNCYC hosted everyone for a meal and allowed camping for free. A lot of fun was had by all especially when the social proceeded to the Rhu Inn.
Sunday challenged the teams a lot as the wind was oscillating and was a lighter 6-8 knots. With the forecast for the wind to totally drop off by 1.00pm everyone was prompt to launch and get out there. The day was a classic ‘keeping your eyes out of the boat’ day as patches of more breeze were obvious to see moving down the course. By 12 o’clock the wind was slowly dropping away but the PRO persevered and managed to get four races in. Joanna and Naomi were excited with gaining a 1st in one of the races and finishing 2nd overall.
With plans of areas to work on both teams are excited to get training and get their heads in the team racing zone for this season.
Thanks to Leanne Fischler for the photography!