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Battle for the Top – Nationals Day 4

  Sunny conditions and 13 mph winds greeted the competitors at the start of the final day of the British Moth Nationals at Northampton SC. The overnight standings had set the scene for some close boat on boat racing with only 5.75 points separating the top four of Claridge, Cooper, Davison and Mathews. Cooper required [...]

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Nationals Day 3 – Top positions get tighter

  Northerly winds meant Day 3 gave the sailors a whole new course to challenge them. Not only did they have to contend with weed, the wind changed from fresh to non-existent and back again. Just as the previous day, no leg was the same. Race 5, the first of the day, saw the sailors [...]

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Sailracer Track day2 of the Nationals

    It proved to be a day of contrasting weather on Day 2, with a deluge in the first race of the day, while the last race finished in sunshine (though dark clouds did threaten something worse). It was the wind – recalcitrant, fickle, and a race officer’s worst nightmare – that tested the [...]

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Challenging Nationals-Day 1

This year, Northampton Sailing Club opened its doors, grounds and waters to the 25 sailors competing in this year’s British Moth Nationals. With strong westerly winds forecast, the practice race was vital. Chris Harris, the PRO, made sure that the course would give the sailors experience of the challenging first day conditions. Seventeen boats took [...]

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