Moonlight Race – 2nd September

Our annual Moonlight Race and BBQ attracted 15 entries in all this year, including a number of our junior sailors.

The evening began with a BYO barbecue cooked on our newly purchased BBQ. Thanks to Rear Commodore, Andy Bennett and also Ed Pepper for assembling the BBQ just in time for the hungry hoards to descend upon it!

Race Officer Jon Jowett then briefed competitors on the modified start procedure using coloured lights in place of flags and handed out mini mars bar and milky way snacks to all those competing.

With only a light breeze at the start, competitors made a great sight for all the bar spectators, with various fairy lights being sported on rigs, making the job of choosing the best lit boat quite a task.

Unfortunately the wind completely died part way through the race but every competitor was given a finish using the number of laps they had achieved during the time allocated.

Congratulations to Tim Hore on winning the race and also to Brian Hennessey for winning the best lit boat with his spectacular ‘disco light’.

View the race results …
View some images from the evening …

SB20 World Championships, Cowes – 28 Aug-1 Sep

Littleton member, Geoff Carveth, helmed his team to victory to take the title of 2017 SB20 World Champions. Geoff, who started out sailing as a junior at Littleton, now has no less than four SB20 World victories under his belt. Three other Littleton sailors also competed at this year’s worlds. Stuart Thomson, who co-owns his SB20, made it to the gold fleet, and came 40th overall, and David Vialls and son Chris can count their first time crewing in an SB20 for a friend as invaluable experience.
Photo: Jennifer Burgis. Yachts & Yachting report and video …