Just finished a great weekend Merlin sailing at Hampton SC.
Yesterday was the last of the De May series events for vintage boats. It was a decent breeze with a beat upstream and run downstream.
I was crewed by Alex Warren from Shoreham SC and we managed to win all three races, so won the open and also won the De May Series for vintage Merlins.
Dana Church & Matt PJ also were sailing and finished 6th overall.
Today was another decent breeze a little stronger and I was crewed by Joe McLaughlin. We won the first race which went on for 1:30mins from John & Deirdre Bell.
The second race was sailing in an increasing breeze won by Frances Gifford and Alex Warren, we finished 5th in this race.
It was all to play for in the last race, John Bell had a flyer of start and sailed off into the lead. We finished 3rd and Matt (helming on sunday) did us a favour by beating Frances to finish 4th.
So overall we finished 2nd and John & Deirdre Bell from Hampton won the event.