Yes folks, we are gearing up to start the 2020 season with TT1 in Birkenhead on 14/15 March.
When I was looking at the Birkenhead website earlier I saw that the trees along the edge of the lake are being removed which will hopefully make the wind more stable on those days when we have light conditions – rare occasions….
Anyway, the Notice of Race has been published and MYA Online Entry is available, all over HERE.
That’s it, the 2019 TT is done. Going into the last event the winner was already secured, 2nd was almost safe but 3rd and 4th were vulnerable to a few people who would be adding their 5th score to count towards the series.
In the end all of those 4 places remained unchanged but there was some significant movement in the places thereafter.
15 Skippers took part in the final round of the 2019 TT at Two Islands on Saturday with a number of people needing good scores to get them to move up the overall standings.
The forecast was for light winds and rain, and that forecast proved to be very accurate. At least the wind direction was quite consistent, so everyone only needed to deal with the big wind shifts caused by the houses, trees, islands etc. Nicely challenging.
it is safe to say that Tobias Laux turned up intent to repeat his performance from the recent National Championships, but he met some stiff opposition from a number of others.
Another very notable appearance on the water was Clive Cockayne’s Sith sporting a single sail rig, which his own admission, was a shot in the dark. It proved to power the boat very well and I have no doubt that we will see it again after some minor adjustments to the fullness.
Sadly we do not have any pictures of the sailing as everyone was on the water for the single fleet racing, and our resident photographer was off at another event.
At the end of the day, John Tushingham took the event win after 20 races with 30 points, followed by Tobias on 44 points and Alex Cory on 52.
Please note that any entry is only confirmed once payment is received.
For those that are interested the current entry list is as follows.
Mike Kemp Peter Baldwin Wayne Stobbs Phil Holliday Noel Donaldson Gerard Chauvel Martin Gray Nigel Brown Alan Watkinson John Brierley Graham Elliott Neil Westbrook Ralph Wilkinson Chris Forman Ken Binks Mark Dicks Clive Cokayne Christel Cracco Alex Cory Roger Dunklin John Tushingham Liz Tushingham Tobi Laux Colin Moss Trevor Binks Peter Moore