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Brading Haven Yacht Club Open Icebreaker Series 2022 - Day 1

by Polly Schafer 18 Jan 10:47 PST 16 January 2022
Brading Haven Yacht Club Open Icebreaker Series 2022 day 1 © Polly Schafer

Forty intrepid crews took to their dinghies on Bembridge Harbour on Sunday for the first two races of the annual Brading Haven Yacht Club Open Icebreaker 12 race series, from January to March with the event open to all Island clubs and their dinghy classes.

By hosting the Winter Icebreaker Series, Brading Haven Yacht Club have seen an opportunity for Island sailors both adult and cadet, to enhance their skill sets, while maintaining their sailing fitness in the generally more placid conditions of the Bembridge Harbour and Bay area at this time of year.

The day commenced with no wind, however after a short delay the Race Officer Chris Wilkinson took full advantage of the whole of the harbour to set an interesting and testing course in the light winds from the Northwest and a first race start of three fleets, Fast and Slow Handicap and Scows, commenced with some very close and tactical racing resulting in lead changes in all the fleets, with the wind increasing slightly for the second race. It was shortened due to the ebbing tide!

We welcomed sailors from Yarmouth Sailing Club, Royal Victoria Yacht Club and Gurnard Sailing Club.

Race 1 & 2 Results:

Fast Handicap
1st Harry White
2nd Charlie White
3rd Kristian Schafer

Slow Handicap
1st Luke Bradley 2nd Will Bradley 3rd Dawn Bee

1st Jodi Spence
2nd Martin Palmer
3rd Dare Barry

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