Rutland Inland Nationals 27-29th July 2018



From 35 degrees to 35 knots, it was an eventful regatta with something for all. Thermal winds on the Friday, progressed to ferocious 30knots plus winds on the Saturday. It was challenging to all. (not to mention the weed)

Unfortunately, due to the wind conditions, only 3 races were completed. With the start of the 4th, half way up the beat, saw the fleet hit by a 10 minute 35knot gust, leading half te group to practice their submerge technic. The racing was abandonned, as the safety boats gathered up the scattered fleet. Congratulations to Adam Billamy, who actually made it to the windward mark, discretionsaw those who were still afloat to head for the jetties ( I in my wisdom had headed for shore , after congratulating myself on completely the 3rd race with some fairly nifty "Mary Poppin's" manoeuvres to get me through the gate mark) .

Congratulations to Meg on her victory. For full results click here