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UK Cherub 70th Anniversary Nationals at the WPNSA - Day 1

by James Ruddiman 6 Jul 2021 12:44 PDT 6-9 July 2021

Day 0 started with boats arriving down here at the WPNSA and the measurement of new boat (Zero Gravitas) which thankfully passed, along with a number of new sails and all boats have been weighed and signed off.

The sun shone on the first day of the 2021 UK Cherub Nationals at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, however the wind also blew, averaging over 30 knots all day and gusting 40. Racing was abandoned and the fleet set out to find other ways to entertain themselves.

After a couple of hours of drinking tea and bimbling boats, the fleet set off to the lighthouse at Portland Bill to look at the sea, decide which boat would be best for surfing the huuuge rolling waves just off the bill and of course have an ice cream.

Back down the hill we descended to an ominous looking cloud and a short shower, the sun came back and most of the fleet enjoyed watching some of future Olympic hopefuls test their mettle against the breeze. The Lasers looked like hard work, but the 49erFX girls gave it their best, mostly ending in gybe wipe outs.

Due to the cancellation of racing the AGM was brought forward and a surprise birthday card and cake were presented to Jamie P. The cake kept everyone entertained and the AGM was survived.

Here's hoping tomorrow will be a better day and the Cherub fleet can get some excellent racing done here at the Olympic waters.

Thanks again to Allen Sailing and Rooster Sailing for the sponsorship of what will be a great event.

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