36” Vane race for the LEVER CUP

19th September 2020

A small but keen group of Vane 36” sailors gathered at the lake this morning to race for the LEVER CUP.

Competitors racing 4 boats enjoyed a great days racing in a 12/ 15 knot easterly wind blowing straight down the lake under the bridge, and brilliant sunshine.

John Taylor had travelled up from Portsmouth eager to see how his latest design the Digitaly (Plastic) Printed “Remix” owned by Bob Jolly,  would perform.

Also with us was John Sharman with the “Taxashun” he bought from Peter Jackson, Mick & Sue Parkinton with their “Taxashun”, and Robert Wheeler with his Martin Dovey designed boat.

We all enjoyed the racing and completed 5 heats when a broken boat ended the day with Bob Jolly & John Taylor in an unassailable position 10 points clear of the nearest competitor.

Final scores,

Bob Jolly & John Taylor                             22

Robert Wheeler & Derek P                       13

John Sharman & Eric Austwick                   8

Michael & Susan Parkinton                         7

We shared the lake with lots of families crabbing & generally enjoying the day.