Minisail Nationals 2016

With eight sailors and eight Minisails the turn-out for the MS Nationals 2016 at Staunton Harold was ok. There were two spint MII, one Monaco MII, three wooden cockpit sprites, one wooden dished decked sprite and one Meson. . . And a Flipper, not a Minisail but a scow nevertheless.
Always good to meet the UK friends again.


Plus, sailing among eight Minisails and a handfull of CVRDA boats (or a handfull of Minisails along the CVRDA boats, it’s relative) is a privilige and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
Minus the racing but that’s a personal matter all together; Being continuously the last one in a mixed fleet where the MS is the lowest rated is no fun, boring even.
Let’s see if the only single gen of competitiveness in me now wakes up and let me get a regular boat to go competition sailing in it and return next year in a MS and try again.
That pathetic personal rant now said it was obvious the fleet of boats at the 2016 Nationals were a representative live Minisail museum, all of them in working order -including the individual odd bits of string that go with them.
A GRP dished decked Monaco was missing (I’ll bring one next year…maybe) as was a Sprint MI but Mat’s GRP Monaco made up for that.

Meeting all of you was a pleasure, the AGM was significant and under time pressure since the bbq was going cold.
Special mention to Chris and Sylvia who were there, our cheering girls (also thinking about trevial matters as getting something to eat: Thank you both).

Thank you Jane and Peter for organizing it and taking well care of us. Thank you David and Rupert for keeping the flame alive.
And yes, please Tom try to be at the Nationals with the Alpha next year, we missed you.