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NCSC August Bank Holiday Games 2023

by David Eberlin 29 Aug 08:17 PDT 28 August 2023

Last year the Commodore Martin hart instigated the Notts County Games on August Bank Holiday Monday, which consists of fun games on water and shore, nothing too serious and all ages welcome. Around fifty club members entered. The event raised £105 for the RNLI from registrations.

The Games are a light hearted event with onshore games, like a water balloon at the Commodore, Jenga, Indoor rowing competition, quoits and much more. Entrants varied from very young to quite a bit older, and many families took part - and all had smiles on their faces.

Sunday night saw a variety of games, with the bar open and picnics, quite a few camping over.

Monday was warm, with some sun and virtually no rain. The events started with on the water Wordle (clues attached to buoys around the lake, and after a losing pause for a leisurely lunch and more onshore games the afternoon saw a mixed relay race with SUPs and a variety of boats, and finished with on water tug of war.

Also onshore was the Sailability cake stall which raised £110 for the club's Sailability section, thanks to Anne and team. In addition, John Davie presented Anne Clark with £500 for Sailability from money raised from Tuesday night sailors food.


Beans competition
Jelly beans - won by Selina Ainsley
Coffee beans - Steph Gunn and Adrian Jones came up with the same guess which was closest to the actual number of beans and fought it out in a rock/paper/scissor battle. Adrian Jones won!

Topper rigging game went to Madison Gregg and Tom Hopwell

Games results - Individual prize winners

13 and Under

1st Amelie White
2nd Heidi Cosgrove
3rd Lyra Ainsley

1st Sterling Parker
2nd Alex Hopwell
3rd Toby Schofield

19 and Under

1st Madison Gregg
2nd Poppy Ogburn
3rd Phoebe Coulthard

1st Tom Hopwell
2nd Obehi Atalor
3rd Eddie Paling


1st Selina Ainsley
2nd Sarah Ogburn
3rd Sarah Lewington

1st Pete Ogburn
2nd Jonathan Ainsley
3rd Nick Romily

In addition
The team that won the Water Wordle were "Kids are Alright".
Flag game was won by "The Emperors".
Water relay went to the "The Emperors".
Water tug-of-war went to "Honey Lunars"

A special mention was made to Poppy Ogburn for her excellent sailing up to the ribs in the Water relay race.

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