Datchet Wayfarers at the Western Championships at Poole Yacht Club
Last weekend saw two Datchet Wayfarers in attendance at the championships, on Saturday and Sunday. Unusually for a championships PYC opted for a round the cans racing using standard club racing sailing instructions on the Saturday and on the Sunday racing was part of Poole week sailing instructions, on both days default courses were set for the second race of the day with a typical Triangle and Sausage configuration. All races took place in the harbor with the usual difficulty in finding marks, and dealing with tides, and negotiating bay traffic.
Saturday was forecast for light winds but we were blessed with sun and a steady for force 3 ish. On Sunday we woke to find torrential rain, but once again the sun came out to play but with some very lively wind conditions. The weekend provided interesting and challenging sailing with varied conditions and with the usual Parkstone Y. C hospitality , the weekend could only be described as brilliant.
The racing was very close but I am pleased to report that Andrew and Tom Wilson in Phantom are now the Wayfarer Western Area champions. In second place was Angels’ Share crewed by
Derek Lambert who I have to thank for his navigation skills. In 3rd place was Martin Collens in Pieces of Eight.
Results can be found here
Well done Andrew and Tom & Tony and Dereck !