Patriot Games slices upwind in race 3

What a day! When the seabreeze finally filled in at midday on Sunday, there was a steady 10-12 knots from the SW and glorious sunshine. Perfect summer sailing conditions, in fact! Patriot Games won the first race, with Celerity second, Polly third, Happy just a split second behind and Zulu not far behind her.

The second race saw Patriot Games, Happy, Zulu and Polly switching positions throughout the race  and finishing within seconds of each other, with Celerity, Uproar and Vlad not far behind.

So that meant that Patriot Games took the overall prize, winning a Suunto watch and prizes from Wight Vodka, with Celerity 2ND overall, winning a Brizo boat scrubber. Polly was third. Full results below.

Thanks go to RSrnYC for running the event, and to all the crews taking part. It was great to see a good sized fleet of one-design Impalas racing so competitively, some of which had travelled far to take part. Good to see Vlad, Uproar, Happy and Celerity join in from Chichester and Poole, and Zulu from Plymouth. See you all again soon!

The committee are considering venues for next year’s champs, all suggestions welcome. Let’s make it the best yet! we’d also be interested in hearing your views on this year’s event. Send them in using the comments form below.

Photos – thanks to Eddie Mays



Rank Boat SailNo HelmName Race 1 Race 3 Race 4 Total
1st Patriot Games 9503 Blowers/Paul 2.0 1.0 1.0 4.0
2nd Celerity 9553 Blundell/Andrew 1.0 2.0 5.0 8.0
3rd Polly 9500 Meakins/Ben 5.0 3.0 2.0 10.0
4th Zulu 9609 Palfreeman/Kevin 3.0 5.0 4.0 12.0
5th Happy 9518 Mcquillan/John 7.0 4.0 3.0 14.0
6th Vlad The Impala 9548 Perry/Martin 4.0 7.0 7.0 18.0
7th Uproar 9561 Sheppard/Nigel 6.0 6.0 6.0 18.0
8th Monkey Business 8589 Leggett/Robert 10.0 DNC 10.0 DNC 10.0 DNC 30.0
8th Trudi 9501 McDanell/Philip 10.0 DNC 10.0 DNC 10.0 DNC 30.0
Categories: Nationals


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