United Kingdom

16/07/2016
Magic Marine Northern Double Header

  • Magic Marine Grand Prix Northern Double Header day one Sheffield Viking 16 July 16 SC

Northern Double Header Day One: Saturday 16 July at Sheffield Viking SC

 

RS300 Magic Marine Grand Prix Event Number Five

 

8 RS300s turned up for the first day of a 2 day 2 event combined open meeting: the Northern Double Header.  There were 3 local boats plus 2 EU members (Scotland).

 

The day’s light-ish winds in a nearly favourable direction looked to benefit the lighter helms in the fleet.   But local knowledge is a big advantage so there would be some spectacularly close racing. 

 

The first race’s hotly contested start line saw Tim Keen take a early tack onto port in not quite enough room in front of Matt Jenkins.  This resulted in Keen taking an early penalty turn.  Steve Sallis went on to capitalise and walk away with the win. 

 

Race 2 saw a close race throughout between Keen and Jenkins, closely followed by  Sallis and Alistair McLaughlin. 

 

Race 3 was the closest race of the day.  After 45 mins of racing the top 4 were covered.  In the last 5 seconds the victory went to Matt Jenkins.

 

Report by Tim Keen

Up on Y&Y here

 

Great photos by Jenni Keen.

Event results thanks to James Cowlishaw (shown as image above).