Sail Chat: Magpie Race 23.09.2017

Six boats participated in this years Magpie Race, three GP’s, one Enterprise and two Merlins.

Not ideal race conditions a beautiful sunny day but light 6 knot southerlies. Great down to the first bend then all stop. It did however allow the two timekeepers Margaret and Karen to get to the Magpie and have a chat and some lunch before any action was required.

We were quite excited to finally see three GP masks come into sight but sadly being towed by the safety boat which then returned with the Enterprise. Both Merlin’s crossed the line with Hywel and Claude finishing first followed some time later by a rather grumpy Rob and Jo (who was not grumpy).

Hampton Sailing Club. Magpie Race 2017

A good crowd to greet everyone at the Magpie and the service at the pub was much improved this year, well done The Magpie.

Crews: GP14 – Keith and Susan Underwood, Kevin and Maddie.    Enterprise – Duncan and Annie, John and Alison.  Merlin – Hwyel and Claude, Rob and Jo.



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