QMSC sailors at Topper NationalsEast Lothian Yacht Club 30 July - 5 August 2011
In light wind conditions only 4 races out of the scheduled 8 were sailed in the qualifying stages and the wind continued to baffle the 323 Topper sailors for all six days of this event – first none, then a bit and then on the last day…plenty!
QMSC had 3 sailors in the 25-strong South East Toppers contingent: Hatty Ward, Angus Couper and Lucy Gates. The girls had the best of it on the day with Hatty (56) and Lucy (88) gaining Gold Fleet places. Angus had the best individual race result with a 3rd place in the Championship phase of the competition.
For any parents or sailors who have not yet experienced the palpable excitement of three hundred Toppers getting ready to launch off a beach, I would urge you to make the effort to attend some of the big Topper events next year or the 2012 Nationals in Pwllheli – you will have no regrets!