The Alton Cup was sailed for on the last Sunday in August. A series of 3 races which had 5 boats on the water. Leo took to the water with his father in his first ever sailing race and did very well. Two (Rob & Leo, Jon & Mini) boats sailed in only the first race leaving the remaining three boats to battle it out for the trophy.
Nadine & her first crew sailed the first two races, capsizing in the second. A crew change in the third race went without a hitch. For all crew (apart from Mini) it was their first sailing race & for some their first sailing experience so well done for taking that first brave addictive step!! & thank you to Nadine & Fergus for helming them in this adventure.
Back to the results & presentation by the OOD Ernst.
Leo was presented with a cooling cornetto in recognition of his first sailing race.
Nadine & Denis received the same gift to share for their capsize where Rob came to the rescue.
Leo then presented Ernst with the Alton Cup which he won in his Laser. Thank you to Ernst for stepping in as OOD & well done with your win.
A delicious late lunch followed the sailing & presentation with dessert took place on the lawn by the shores of the lake.
This Sunday you can see the Optimists & Lasers continue their training plus the CMYC Tusker racing boats will be back to race in the morning. A fleet race will follow
On Sunday 9th September the Euro Regatta Trophy will be sailed for and then the Big One ..... Bart's Bash!! .... on the 16th September.
Get your sailing boots & gloves on & come & race or support the racers at your club.