The 2014 Albacore Open was a clean sweep for Maidenhead with MSC crews taking the top three places.
1st Place went to John Woffinden and Erica Hunter. Phil Tindall and Roy Box took 2nd with Barry Wicks and Hannah Duncan in 3rd.
The silver fleet prize was awarded to Crispin Read Wilson crewed by Conner Ciantar.
Click images for larger versions/slide show. Photos by Jenni Heward-Craig.
The recent storms and high water resulted in the east pontoon going AWOL - drifting out into the middle of the lake.
But not to worry, the SOAPs were on the case, fuelled by copious quantities of tea the salvage operation was soon under way.
Photos by Chad Fitzgibbon
Recent rain has raised the level of the lake significantly and the strong winds have blown a few boats over and ripped covers off. You are advised to come and check on your boat to ensure it is secure.
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MSC Christmas Series
The 2013-14 Christmas mini series was a great success, with more than twenty intrepid sailors taking to the lake in conditions that varied from fair to wet and windy.
Roger in his Solo took honours on Boxing Day, leading from the front of the thirteen boats that made up the field, but in the larger fleet that took to the lake on the Sunday, could only manage a fourth, with Tim and his Phantom taking the points. With Ian Stone taking first on New Year’s Day, the series was wide open – but it was Tim who prevailed, with his best two out of three.
Special mention goes to Leo, one of our junior sailors who raced in his very first proper club race on New Year’s Day, in weather that only the very brave (or foolhardy) sailed in. Well done Leo!