Eight Footy skippers braved the chilly conditions to participate in the Bournville Open, many thanks go to Bill Green for staging the event & to Ian Cooke for acting as the Officer of the Day. The Wind was a brisk 10 to 15 mph and as ever at city Boating lake locations tricky to read, Peter Shepherd started the day off well with a couple of victories and a number of close seconds.
David Wilkinson with his Iambus2, as usual, made excellent starts often leading over the line only to get overhauled by one Ice or another by the finish line.
Charles Smith was most determined and was sailing at his most brutal!
Bill Green was also competitive taking a first place in races three & sixteen, however he was somewhat hampered by technical issues. The battle between him, John Meredith, newcomer Mick Burnett & Sid Sims was close with only a few points separating them by the the end, however the skipper who coped with the conditions the best was Peter Jackson who eventually managed to overhaul the early lead built up by his club mate Peter Shepherd to pip him to first place by just two points.
Peter Jackson thanked Bill Green & the Bournville Model Yacht & Power Boat Club for their efforts and the assembled skippers for the friendly yet competitive spirit with which they participated in the event.
The day was enjoyed by all involved and hopefully we can look forward to seeing you all again at this close of season event next year. I would also like to thank Bill Green for contributing the Entry fee's for the event to the Website funds.
Report by Peter Shepherd
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