Today saw the running of the annual Club Championships at Queen Mary Sailing Club. The forecast had promised us a pretty lively breeze but in the event we saw very little wind in the morning and even less in the afternoon. A total of 33 entries signed on and after some pretty significant wind shifts in the run up to the first start, Race Officer Charles Wand-Tetley managed to get the fleet away after only a 10 minute delay. The second race was run in a slightly stronger breeze but during lunch the wind died away completely and it was decided to finish the event after just two races.
Congratulations go to Howard and Louise in their RS400 who took the title of Club Champions 2011 (and commiserations to James and Izzi who tied with them on points). Their victory was particularly sweet after having just missed out on the Wednesday Evening series prize by one point earlier in the month. Margaret Foreman in the 2.4 walked away with the first Lady Helm prize, Tony Woods took the first Laser trophy (with George Spedding also tied on points), and Murray Hampshire in the 29er with crew Hugh Ward took the first Junior Helm prize. This year Tilly's Tiller which had previously been awarded at the pursuit race on Boxing Day and which we are no longer running, was also awarded to the overall Championship winners.