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Lapwing Championship 2022 at Aldeburgh Yacht Club

by Steve Liddell 17 Aug 09:02 PDT
Lapwing Championship 2022 at Aldeburgh © AYC

The Aldeburgh Lapwing dinghy is 75 years old this year. 77 boats have been built of which about 25 are still sailing. 12 boats sailed 4 races over the weekend of 13/14th August in near perfect conditions to contest the annual championship.

It was great to see Lapwing number 1 out sailing, being one of several boats in the same family ownership since new. A number of boats have been renovated over recent years. They work well as boats that the whole family can enjoy, as well as being capable of being sailed singlehanded.

The light winds meant that those sailing singlehanded enjoyed an advantage, and they occupied the first three places. Ian Robson proved unstoppable in no 71, winning all four races, with Chris Ritchie being second throughout the weekend.

Steve Liddell, Kat Mattich, and Rob Ritchie enjoyed close racing over the tights courses with Steve eventually getting third place.

A special mention to the MacInnes family who decided that the best way of getting everybody out sailing was to have three people sailing number 40 in one race. It wasn't fast, but it was fun, which was the whole point of the weekend !

Overall Results:

PosBoatSail NoHelmCrewR1R2R3R4Pts
1stHumming bird71Ian Robson ‑11113
2ndCormorant59Chris Ritchie ‑22226
3rdWhaup51Steve Liddell ‑43339
4thSeaswift10Katherine Mattich 344‑511
5thTufted37Robert RitchieTanya Ritchie‑555414
6thGannet35Simon ReidConca Goyder(RET)66618
7thLapwing1Katie Oldrey/Simon FowlesChristopher67‑8720
8thKnott40Bruce MacInnesFlora MacInnes7(DNC)11927
9thBittern11Anthony HintonAllegra Hinton(DNC)DNC71030
10thQuail75James AlexanderVictoria Alexander(DNC)DNC9830
11thKittiwake15Tom BicknellAndrew Bicknell(DNC)RET101133
12thTurnstone48John Robinson (RET)RETRETDNS36

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