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A couple of weeks on, the dust and smoke has settled and dispersed, the sailors will be resuming their lives, and may will be back at work, but possibly with a new image on their computer desktops, and a lucky few ones are still roaming the currently sunny British Isles as we speak. So, this is a good time to reflect on what was witnessed on the waters of Britain’s Jurassic coast and at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Centre.
This year again the Belgian national took place at the lake de l’Eau d’Heure, Phil Muyzers reports
23 participants including 15 French. Saturday at 13h, kicked off for 5 races back to back in a cool north wind between 4 and 10 knots.
Evening meal for the sailors with starters, main dishes, desserts, wines, beer, coffees and a little water!
Sunday at 10 am, The samer North wind plus rain and 3 races were run.
Andrew Landenberger and Mischa Heemskerk became the 2019 ‘A’ Class cat World Champions on Friday at WPNSA in great style. Sailing in almost Champaign sailing conditions of sun and 14-17 knot wind, the pair dominated their respective divisions with 8 bullets each in a superbly run regatta and under the control of David Campbell-James and his race team.
Day 5 of the ‘A’ Cat Worlds was another early start, but for the Open fleet this time. David Campbell-James, our favourite PRO, is keen to get a full 12 race series in, as we think he may have a little money on doing it! So, it was two Open races followed by 3 Classic fleet races and Weybiza was set to deliver again.
It was an early start for the Classic sailors at the World ‘A’ Cat Championships at WPNSA on Wednesday. The PRO, David Campbell-James, wanted to get them 2 races, before the Open fleet’s 3 later in the day, and a building wind was forecast. However, in the end the wind didn’t materialise quite as advertised, but they got a very sailable 8-10 knots, building slightly as the day progressed. This could be the first Worlds regatta that has completed the whole 12 race series for many years. But, then this is Weymouth, and one of the World’s top sailing event venues because of the wind conditio