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National Sailing Academy Opening
« on: June 16, 2005, 01:38:37 PM »
Emily Abbott & I represented the class in the pursuit race to mark the opening of the Weymouth & Portland Sailing academy last week. The light winds certainly helped us and we managed 5th out of 50 boats - we reckon we were 4th out of 49 classes as somehow the Sonars had managed to get 2 entries and came 1st & 3rd! We really enjoyed shooting away from the 420, laser 2000 and Laser Stratos off the line and gaining enough upwind to stay ahead off the wind. The only boat to creep past us with a couple of minures to spare was the Merlin Rocket of Dan Alsop. A Phantom did get close for a while but seemed to give up the challenge once Dan had got past him.
A great day in the sunshine was had by all and Princess Anne thought our boat looked a bit more modern than the Salcombe Yawl who was parked nearby (and came 2nd ).


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Re: National Sailing Academy Opening
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2005, 10:46:25 AM »

surely the reason why HRH thought your boat looked a bit more modern is that a Foolish is designed for racing rather that fishing!

Ooops, that the job gone........



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