This year’s EWCC Dinghy Regatta was run by BSC; sadly the date selected last year turned out to not be very good (in particular it clashed with Gurnard Week & SVYC’s Oppy National training) so the numbers of entries were disappointingly low. However, those who did make it had two excellent races in almost perfect sailing conditions.
There were six Scows (4 from BHYC & 2 from BSC) and although at one stage of the second race Ros Pollock was in the lead, Chris Wilkinson won both pretty convincingly. Andy Pavey was second in both and Olav Cole was third in both.
There were only two Oppies, both from BHYC. Well done to John G abbani who was sailing in his first race in an Oppy and although he was a long way behind his sister Sarah, at least he finished both races.
There was only one slow handicap, Emma Gabbani from BHYC in a Pico so she started with the only Laser 4.7 helmed by Pip Andrews of BHYC. Pip won the first race pretty convincingly, and indeed was sailing so well that that she came second on handicap in the second race which they started with the Fast Handicap.
There were seven in the first race of the Fast Handicap (five from BHYC & two RS Feva’s from BSC), and nine in the second. Duncan Bates in his RS Aero took line honours in both. Phil Wright in his RS Aero with a slightly different rig won the first on handicap but had to make do with third on handicap to Pip Andrew’s 4.7 Laser in the second. Overall, Duncan was first, Phil was second and Daniel Jehan in a Swan was third.