A warm welcome to the details of this year’s UK National and Open Championship.
We have planned an active four days both on and off the water. With event sponsorship from Gul we have some very nice prizes that will be spread throughout the fleet. And with support also from Bays Brewery in the form of free beer and prizes it’s going to be a lively event! As usual if you enter before the first cut-off date you automatically get entered into the class supplier, Seavolution, prize draw! Who knows what carbon goodies you could win.
Early arrivals on Weds 1st August can take advantage of the club racing in the evening with an open club, bar and food.
Racing starts on Thurs 2nd at 1pm sharp, 3 short sharp races run by our very experienced PRO Ian Bullock. For entertainment we have the Commodore’s reception in the evening.
Friday and its 4 more races followed by Leaky Games in the evening. The bar will be open for food and beer of course!
Sat and another 4 races. This time followed by a Mexican evening meal (included in the entry price) with prizes for the biggest sombrero/moustache combo!
Sunday will be the last 3 races, packing up and prize giving...
We have also commissioned some very nice Polo Shirts for the event. These can be ordered at the same time as entering and will be delivered at registration.
As usual the earlier you can enter the better please. And if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Details can be found on the entry form and Notice of Race is attached to this article for download.
And if you fancy a sly practice at PSC beforehand their PODD Regatta for double handed dinghies is on 26th/27th May 2018 https://paigntonsailingclub.co.uk/open-events-championships/podd/
B14 Organising Committee
Here is the membership form for 2018!
The year runs from 1st March and the subscription has NOT increased, meaning its the same £35 it has been for many many long years.
Enter early before 10th Feb to get yourself a £5 discount too! (or pay by standing order)
Please complete the form and email it back to me with the date your paid, so I can tie up receipts to the right people!
See you on the water soon!
Whilst many have packed up for the winter with their the precious racing dinghies in garages or under cover, a sizeable hardy lot enjoy the GJW Sailjuice series thought the bleak winter. However, a group of B14s have headed down under to Port Dalrymple Yacht Club at Beauty Point in Tasmania for the Petuna and Bell Bay Aluminium B14 Open Australian Nationals from the 28 – 30th December and Tamar Cove and CST Composites B14 Worlds from the 02– 06th January 2018,
Team GBR is aiming to wrestle the B14 Ashes off of the Aussies who won the last event at Lake Garda in 2016.
The event will be held in waters similar to that of Whitstable Bay/The Swale at the top of the Tamar River in Bell Bay.
Led by GBRs two current quickest B14s, Team Harken (Nick Craig/Toby Lewis) and Team GUL/North Sails (Mark Barnes/Lauren Keil (guest crew for Char Horlock)), they will be taking no prisoners. Some stealth training may well be in order prior the shout out
The question is, will the two top GBR teams be able to do make a successful raid and catch the Aussies on the hop. With little to chose between the top 2 GBR and top 5 Aussie teams, there will no doubt be an element of luck as well as skill to see who stands tall come the final showdown. One thing is certain the fat lady will not be singing till the last throw of the dice.
Lets hope Team GBR can do a better job than our cricket team
During the events there will be daily script and video reports from Team Beswick (Adrian and John) our formidable hosts snd Chairman for the stopover
Enjoy a great Christmas in Blighty and we’ll be enjoying an Aussie Christmas down under
Gul B14 Nationals at Whitstable © Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Day 4 of the Gul B14 nationals, only 4 of 10 races had been sailed, With a maximum of only 4 races on the day, the championships effectively started again with only one discard available. Looking at the form guide and odds, would it be a good day to place a bet.