Optimist Open Meeting 
Report by Jane Snook

Optimist Open 22nd August 2015

The annual Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open meeting took place on Saturday 22 August attracting a fleet of nearly fifty local and visiting Optimist sailors. Sunshine and breeze met the sailors on their arrival at the club. A late afternoon tide allowed plenty of time to rig and prepare for the afternoon’s racing. Both fleets remained afloat for the duration of the racing.

On the Start Line

The 28 boat Main Fleet was made up of a mix of Optimist Squad sailors and regular harbour and travelling racers. The event commenced after a postponement followed by extremely close racing. Emsworth sailor Henry Chandler finished third with another harbour sailor Finley Dickinson from HISC finishing second but overall winner of the Main Fleet trophy was James Foster from Poole YC.

Close racing

Twenty one boats contested the Regatta Fleet prize including several new sailors who have been learning to sail at Chichester Yacht Club over the Spring and Summer at the coaching and RTC sessions run by the fleet and club. Read More...

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