The final race in the appropriately named ‘Frozen Toe’
Winter series at Chichester YC concluded yesterday.
Thanks to Steve and the Team at Rooster Sailing for supporting the prize giving with some very appropriate winter clothing of Rooster Hot Socks
, Beanies and Neck Gaiters
. A most welcome set of prizes. Contact email@example.com
if you wish to use Rooster clothing for your race prizes.
With a very icy start and snow still laying in most areas a very cold (air temp less than -1 deg C) 10-12 knot breeze from the N-NE greeted the Frozen Toe competitors for the last race of the series. It was another early start with a combined high tide and first class start at 10.00hrs. So it was a case of getting the Rooster clothing system on and getting out to the race track.
With the wind straight down the Chichester channel, I (PRO for the day) set a very long windward / leeward course for the fast and medium fleets. The majority of competitors welcomed this course and allowed the asymmetric boats some opportunity to make gains downwind. The Lasers in the medium fleet also welcomed this style of course allowing some close fleet racing. The fast fleet winner was the Javlin of Brian Earl & John Mortimer. The medium fleet had already been decided with the GP14 first and myself runner up. The GP rounded the series off with another win. The slow fleet and a smaller course of an ‘inverted P’. The winner was Toby Schofield in Laser 4.7 163139.
Well done to all the younger sailors (most wear Rooster Clothing I noted) in the slow fleet for some determined sailing over the entire series which appears to be a very popular format.