Friday lunchtime and a (surprisingly) large number of club members found themselves able to provide some welcome moral support as Jodok Gerber battled through five races in the final qualifiers.
More than 500 sailors in the London and SE region had entered the RYA’s Spring Club Championship and the final 19 who raced on Friday therefore represented an elite group.
Unfortunately, only one could go through to the national finals.
Jodok opened his account with an impressive second. However, his best two results from the next four races were a pair of eighth places. He ended with a net score of 17 and eighth place for the event.
The runaway winner was William MacDonald from Wembley SC with a net score of four points, and we wish him well in the national finals.
Despite the disappointment, there was extensive praise on the club’s Whatsapp groups for Jodok’s performance and a recognition that he had done Tamesis Club proud.
We anticipate that the RYA, and class associations will run similar events and this information will be shared with club members as it become available. In the meantime, the club’s on-going virtual sailing program will enable everyone to hone their skills.
The full results from today’s qualifiers are below: