Grey MCA demonstration boat 70840 was a big hit at Blackwater SC.. we named it “Blue” (a Jurassic Park thing) for our regatta and club week.
Performance was good.. managed 10 wins in 10 races in a good fleet of c.15, roughly half Winders/tridents and half wooden.. only 2 gaff rigged.
The Deben Yacht Club celebrated its 150th Anniversary with a Sesquicentennial Regatta on the 16th and 17th July, including the first Over 40 National Championships. In total there was a good turnout of 43 boats, 18 of whom were visitors largely from Waldringfield SC — next door down river. Unfortunately, despite this special event in the Mirrors, there were no visitors in this class and just five of the helms out of the 18 qualified for the Over 40 event.
I feel sorely tempted to give up running open meetings. Early, middle, or late season? We’ve tried the lot over the last three years and not yet been able to run the full number of races. Gale force winds, fog, and no wind at all. You name it, we’ve had it.