March

21

Staunton Harold SC Open
Staunton Harold SC

21/03/2020 - 22/03/2020
May

2

Hayling Island SC Open
Hayling Island SC

02/05/2020 - 03/05/2020
June

6

Brightlingsea SC Open (Golden Dolphin)
Brightlingsea SC

06/06/2020 - 07/06/2020
June

20

Blackwater SC Open Meeting
Blackwater SC

20/06/2020 - 21/06/2020
July

25

UK National Championship
Weymouth & Portland NSA

25/07/2020 - 28/07/2020

13/07/2019
Weymouth Dinghy Regatta (Fireball class start*)

Entries: 11
Winner: Allan Tyler crewed by Christina Tyler from LRSC

Report

Fireballs at Weymouth Dinghy Regatta 2019

11 Fireballs took part in this year’s Weymouth Regatta and were treated to beautiful warm sunny weather and light winds varying 4 – 9 knts. Castle Cove Sailing Club hosted the event and provided their normal friendly welcome and faultless race management with sailing on the Saturday in Weymouth Bay and in Portland Harbour on the Sunday.

Racing throughout the weekend was extremely close, with constant place changing throughout the fleet, especially on the Saturday as there were large shifts and variations in pressure. Interference between fleets was always going to be an issue with 90 boats sailing around different courses, but this worked pretty well for the most part, albeit you always had to be wary of the different sailing angles of the asymmetric boats and the sheer size of the Osprey rig, especially around the leeward mark where all the fleets converged.

Whilst Anthony & James Willcocks sat pretty at the top of the leader board following the Saturday racing, the winner of the series was to be decided on the last race between Allan/Chris Tyler, Martyn/Daniel Lewis & the Willcocks twins. The Lewis boat rounded first, closely followed by the Tylers with Chris Thorne 3rd after a superb port tack start. After a number a place changes around the course it was the Tylers who crossed the line first by about 1ft to win the series.

Results

2019_Weymouth_Regatta_Results.pdf
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