MYA Vane 36r National Championships

Two Vane 36r’s from Llandudno contested the vane 36r national championships at Birkenhead lake.  This is the first vane race held at Birkenhead in approximately 20 years and it was a pleasure to sail on this excellent water with a convenient and well appointed clubhouse.

  • Gecko Sailed by Dave and Rob Bell
  • Koorah Sailed by Alan and Marg Bell

A total of 9 entries contested the trophy over the weekend 9th – 10th April.

On Saturday a complete round of 9 heats was sailed.  Initially conditions were light and variable, however a breeze moved in with the tide from the NW end  to provide excellent competition in top and later second suit sails.  conditions gradually eased as the tide receded back to a top suit.  Gecko finished the day 7 points clear at the top of the table.

On Sunday the wind freshened from the SE end of the lake providing racing in a gusty  second and third suit breeze.  Some spectacular broaches were seen by competitors flying excessively tall spinnakers.

The final summing of the boards sailed resulted in a win for Gecko (co-skippered by Dave Bell/Rob Bell).  Chris Harris and Sam Roberts chased hard but were unable to catch up and had to settle for second.

 

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