Queen Mary SC hosted a 29er and 49er open meeting over the weekend of the 25-26 September
Queen Mary SC hosted a 29er and 49er open meeting over the weekend of the 25-26 September.
Saturday brought light winds and drizzle making for interesting tactical racing but not very exiting to do or watch. Sunday’s racing was delayed for an hour while waiting for wind. Eventually the wind came, building through the day to make the last race of the day fast and furious.
In the 29er fleet it was the old hands fresh back from their success at the worlds who made their mark by finishing first and second. It was a tough battle between Dylan Fletcher/Nick Hollis and Ed Chapman/Tom Peel with the Chapman/Peel team just doing enough to win overall. They didn’t get it all there own way and with some of the new blood getting to grips with the boat the class will see some new names such as Huw Humphrey’s/Max Todd, who came in third, soon pushing for that international success.
The 49er fleet was shown a clean pair of heels by the new pairing of Graham Vials/ Mark Asquith, they won all three races on Saturday and the first on Sunday. The young team of Richard Bone/ Chris Rodway won the last two races enjoying the slightly better wind conditions.
1st Ed Chapman
Ben Mcveigh 29er
1st Graham Viles
2nd R Bone
3rd Jon Emmett