DB Week 2015 – Salcombe June 7th – 11th

The 2015 National Championship created history in that the first three boats were helmed by members of the same family.

Peter Hewitt sailing with Chris Locket in DB 669, Merlin, achieved first place with 5 points overall. One point behind in second place was Michael Hewitt crewed by Natalie French in DB 649, Mandarin, . And James Hewitt sailing with Rachel Bullingham were third overall with 9 points in DB 629, Kerfuffle.

Full results here: 2015 YWDB National Championship

Roger Harrison of Roger Harrison Photography ( http://www.newphoto.ch ) assembled a splendid album of people and boats which you can link to here The collection ends with photos he took from the promenade below Salcombe YC of Race 4

The week began on Sunday with a modest south westerly breeze of no more than Beaufort force 3 for the first points race increasing to force 4 for the Opportunities race held back to back.

For the second and third points races on Monday the wind switched round to north east with a strength of up to force 4 which gave a good beat up Southwold Creek until nearing the mark introduced some serious holes in the breeze.  Link to photos of Race 2

The Long Distance race on Tuesday presented similar conditions for the nine or so entrants. Link to photos of Long Distance

Wednesday’s wind was again from the NE but of serious strength of force 5 gusting 6-7 so a much diminished fleet sailed the fourth point race.DSCN2105 After two boats had been knocked down by a serious gust on the final run and some boats went homewards to Batson Creek the race officer cancelled racing for the day. This meant that Race 5 in the Points series which had been announced as to be sailed back to back with Race 4 rather than the published time on Thursday did not take place. Some competitors then went home on the basis that the Championship has ended. Link to Race 4 photos

Trophy winners here

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