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Twickenham open meeting
October 26th 2014
Well over 30 people participated and supported the
79th N12 Open meeting last weekend, this event counts
towards the N12 Thames Area Series. Conditions were
interesting and challenging at times, two visitors attended
and all Twickenham’s boats got to the start line despite
last minute arrangements for crews.
Races 1 and 2 were sailed back to back in the morning
while the wind increased. After lunch Race 3 started
at the same time the sluice gates at Richmond opened after
which the water quickly filled in and local knowledge came
into play. One highlight of the day was when one
Twickenham helm missed his toe-strap and performed a
wonderful backwards flip into the Thames leaving his crew
baffled as to his whereabouts, they quickly recovered.
The 79th year of this event saw David and Abigail Croft
in Close to the Edge take the magnificent trophy home for
the eighth time, Pip Deverson and Peter Hinson sailing Artic
Tern came 2nd and Neil and Freya Lillywhite finished closely
behind in 3rd position.
We would welcome more support in 2015 our 80th year to
ensure that this event can continue and that the trophy
first presented in 1935 continues to be contested.