2. July 2011 21:05
Andy Mckee & Taren Jones sailed superbly to win the Shotwick open. Counting two firsts and discarding a second, well done! Jack Banks & Penny Jeffcote also sailed well and had a consistant set of results with a third, fourth, third, unfortunately for them they tied on points with third and eneded up 4th on best number firsts.
1. July 2011 05:47
Speed Sails found true form at Staunton Harold, with 3 firsts and discarding a seventh. Sailing the new Vapor and using the FJ1 sail is proving a great combination.
Tight competition at South Staffs saw a tie on points and end up third on count back, Speed results were a first, second and a Third.
1. July 2011 05:22
Sailing the new Solo for the first time one of our sailmakers decided to head up to Midland to do the solo open. 15 boats turned up to a grey and rainy day at Edgbaston, this certainly didn't put off the enthusiasm showed by Midland. Mike Anslow the OOD put on 3 good courses in the difficult shifty conditions. Race one was won by Stuart Hydon. After after a fantastic cooked lunch Speed Sailmaker remembered how to sail a Solo and went on to win the next to races showing superb speed in the gusty and shifty conditions.
This is a great result for the new Solo which had a lot of interest by sailors, comments from the weekend were "the boat feels light, responsive and stiff, if it's that quick straight out of the box then I'm certainly looking forward to getting back in the Solo next year".
1. July 2011 05:07
Congratulations to John Gorringe & Toby Lewis who came out on top at Lyme Regis. John & Toby held their form from the inlands and showed great pace in the shifty offshore breeze. Andy & Tom also showed great consistency, unfortunately for them they had an OCS in the race that they won which means they didn't tie for the lead.
Speed sailmaker borrowed Matt Biggs's boat as Matt was away on business, this was the first time that he had sailed a Merlin since he won the nationals back in 1999. Sailing with Ben Hollis showed good pace as well and finished 4th.
Again another great result for Speed Merlin sails in the Silver Tiller.