We finally got the S&S34 Series up and running. It’s a Series within Sandringham’s usual Sunday morning races every second Sunday. The first race on October 9 was touch and go as to whether it would be held as a stiff breeze of 25-30knots was up and a gale warning was imminent.
Only 11 boats in total went out with four of them being S&S34s. Mike Parkinson from Royal Victoria Yacht Club (Williamstown) got the guts award for battling the choppy seas on 30kt winds to make the trip to the start in Morning T while Tim Taylor (Morning Star) destroyed his main and roller furling before the start and had to return to the marina.
The race was eventually won by Lionheart (G Middleton) who came second overall, Red William (Charles Amos) was second of the 34s and fourth overall while Morning T (M Parkinson) was close behind in third place of the 34s and fifth overall.