Here is further news from the Sailing Secretary:
A quick racing update as we catch our breaths following a busy few weeks of racing. Firstly a massive thank you to the six PCC crews that entered the Shanghai and Nimrod Cups this year. This is the premier race series in the Bristol Channel and we made up just under a third of the fleet. There were a couple of stand out performances: Hullabaloo convincingly beat the identical J92S Joyride, and Team Hero got onto the podium with third place in the Shanghai Cup – congratulations to both crews. Full results can be found here: http://www.cbyc.co.uk/sailing/shanghai-and-nimrod-cups/shanghai-nimrod-cups-results/
Thanks to Simon B for his organisational support – planning for next year’s event has already started!
Our weekend racing has been interspersed with a couple of midweek races, the latest on Thurs evening saw conditions more akin to the Med, with temperatures into the 20’s and a light SE breeze for a trip to Denny and back via Outfall. Full results can be found here: http://pccsail.com/racing-results/
Congratulations to J/109 Rollercoaster for overcoming a significant deficit at Denny and taking their maiden win in the IRC fleet. Over in the cruiser fleet, UII took an uncontested win on potentially her final outing – thanks to Jon T for supporting PCC racing over the years and we hope to see him return with a new (J!) boat later this summer.
Next race is Cockburn 4 on Thurs 8 June. Start will be off Portishead pier at 18:45 (this is a change to the published schedule – the river boats are away – we’ll wait for anyone in the 18:30 lock).
Following that we’ve got Cockburn 5 on the evening of Fri 23 June, then the first of our five downtide races on Sat 1 July – the Regatta race is a ‘chose your own start time’, likely to Monkstone and back. Hope to see you on the water soon!