HD Sails have had a great end to the season taking first place at the Solo End Of Season Championships and GP14 End Of Season Championship.
The Solo EOS was held at Draycote Sc, it turned out to be quite a breezy day and winter certainly arrived! 51 boats turned out with a full star studded fleet. Our own Andy Davis (current National Champion) stamped his authority and proving that the HD rig and Winder boat setup is certainly the fastest this season, Andy won the first two races by comfortable margins, showing great pace downwind.
Mike & Lizzie Senior won the GP14 End Of Season Championships held at Royal Windermere Yacht Club. Mike & Lizzie showed great pace in the light airs on Saturday to top the leader board going in to Sunday. When Sunday arrived the wind didn’t and by one o’clock the day was abandoned.
With this victory it also gave Mike the Grand Prix series for his second year in a row, crewed mainly by Chris White and a helping hand by Lizzie at the end. A huge congratulations to all!
Once again HD sails showing great consistency throughout the GP14 circuit
This Sunday the Blithfield Barrel kicks off, with over 80 odd entries last year we hope this year is going to be even bigger.
For those that don’t know the Barrel takes place once a month, the first starting this Sunday 11th November at 12:00 o’clock with two handicap races, the others are 9th December, 13th January and the 17th February.
Both Jim and I will be attending, Jim will be in his 505 with Norman Bryd and I’ll be sailing my Merlin, we hope to see you there.
How to Find the Sailing Club
Blithfield is in the heart of rural Staffordshire, above the M6 and below the A50. We located between Burton’s Breweries, Lichfield’s Cathedral and Uttoxeter’s Race Course.
From the B5014, turn into Seedcroft Lane (there is a signpost to BSC here). Follow Seedcroft Lane for about 3/4 mile and you will come to a left turn (Waters Road) signposted to BSC. Take this turn, continue through the gates past South Staffs Water Buildings then turn right into BSC as soon as you reach the dam.
If you get lost try ringing the club: 01283 840464
Our full address is: Blithfield Sailing Club, Waters Lane, Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, WS15 3DU.