|Rupert White & Tom Phipps in action (Photo credit: David White)|
The UK F18 Nationals had their nationals last weekend at the Brightlingsea RegFest. The leaving Chair (William Sunnucks) and new Chair (Simon Flack) created a nice report of their event.
Day 1 - Friday
A keen fleet of F18s, Tornados and a multitude of handicap cats went on to the water just after lunch with and light variable breeze from the NW. Bright and clear conditions broke late on in the afternoon as race one got underway - nip and tuck and some near protest snapped through the fleet at breeze was in short supply and the pack broke left and right up the first beat. The F18 fleet battles are never exclusively at the front and day one was no exception with four ties for position through the ranks.