10 Rater Nats – Day 1 Report

Coming hot on the heels of the Marblehead event; 16 top class skippers from 5 European nations made the startline for the MYA 10 Rater National Championships. Racing kicked off at 10am with a range of designs from a brand new Sonix (completed last week) through a flock of Diamonds, a couple of trick looking Kamsin2’s  and a beautifully planked IOTA. Wind wise there was a steady 10-12 knots blowing (almost) straight down the lake all day long which saw a mix of top suits and second suits across the fleet.

We powered through 19 Races today in an effort to get ahead of a bad wind forecast tomorrow. Graham Bantock was the star of the show with Dave Potter and Yannick Rossingnol snapping at his heels. Although to be fair, they’ll have a job on tomorrow to try and catch him.

Nota bene: Boat 83 received re-address in race 16 which is why there are two 2nd place scores.

Another highlight of the day was raking up a mobile phone which took a swim before the last race. Luckily the damn thing was waterproof and worked perfectly after its dip 🙂

And finally here’s an orgy of photographs of these glorious yachts.