Over the weekend, I made the very long trip up to Brightlingsea, for what is always the great event 'Regfest'. Brightlingsea is one of the spiritual homes of UK catamaran sailing and the event is named after Reg White who was a Brightlingsea boat builder, sailor, Olympic champion and world champion. Reg won a gold medal in the Tornado Class at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Given this I had the great pleasure racing with Rupert White, Reg's grandson and good friend. Coupled with Regfest this year was the F18 nationals.

 Dave White Photography

Dave White Photography

Windsport very kindly provided us with the weapon of choice, the Goodal Design C2. Over the 3 days of racing we had a variety of conditions, between ourselves and the boat, we put a very strong series together. We came away with 5 race wins from 7 races and the overall national championship. Needless to say we didn't have it all our own way, and in fact made life a bit harder for ourselves at times, we wont mention the capsize in 6 knots of wind! 

Alas it was a fantastic few days, as ever Brightlingsea SC were more welcoming that you can believe, and put on yet another awesome Regfest. Cant wait until next time, hope to see you all sooner!

Cheers

TP

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