After 4 days of hard intensive training Nikki and I have emerge as Dart 18 National Champs, The regatta was closely fought all the way to the end when we just pipped John Pierce and his son Josh to the top spot. Initially the regatta was sailing in lighter winds, while we tried to stay as consistent as possible during the first 5 races we used both our discards. The second half of the event was a different story. A bit more wind meant we could rely on our boat speed a little more. and combination of some great starts and a little bit of luck saw us win all of the final 4 races. The final scores left us just 1 point ahead of John and Josh, with some fantastic racing along the way. 

Massive thanks to all of the organising committee and volunteers at RYYC, thanks also to windsport for providing the boat, and a personal thanks to Nikki for putting up with me in some stressful situations!

Pictures to follow!

Off to Italy tomorrow to attend the F16 Europeans, check back soon to find out the latest developments.


AuthorTom Phipps