Mid Thames Trophy
Three club boats took part in the Mid Thames Trophy at Hampton Sailing Club on the 27th April. Not our biggest fleet but it certainly included some of our most competitive sailors. The north wind was extremely shifty and fluky with gusts up to 15mph so it was very difficult to make way against the 0.7 knot current. The course was lengthy, from Platt's Eyot well downstream towards the host club so it was a long and tiring day.
Charles Dennis did best with 11th place overall whilst Bryan Clements and Richard Cannon (with Joan Courtney crewing) managed 13th and 14th respectively. In the end we made third place but as the fourth place getter only had two boats in the race the celebration was somewhat muted. Given the day, wind and current, the event had reasonable support but sadly the conditions had not improved from those that we had experienced through April.