Merlin sailors were treated to some very hairy conditions causing lots of thrills and spills together with some lighter winds. The Regatta which took place from Sunday 4th to Friday 9th July. One hundred and twenty boats took part – split into four flights, two flights starting in the morning and two in the afternoon, being rotated.
Three Tamesis Merlins took part – Joe McLaughlin and Sean Roberts in Sublime, Andrew Harris and Sarah Warren in Point Break, John Adams with Rupert Fletcher, Peter Johnson and Paul Jamieson in Precious.
Results were very mixed in the challenging conditions, the best single race result of 8th being obtained by Joe and Sean.
The competition was fierce, the majority of the boats were grp and very new, the helms and crews hotshots from other classes.
A great time was had by all despite the lack of sun, and several heavy rain showers. Look forward to next year.
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