Final Results

Final Results

We’ve posted up the final results for the 2013 series, another super year for the Lightnings. Forty Two competitors, the vast majority sailing more than one race and new faces appearing on the circuit for the fist time. You can find the full results table here: CLICK for 2013 Series Results. Prep for next year is well underway and we’ll have the 2014 events schedule posted up in the next few days, some of the familiar venues and some new ones too. The next outing for everyone will be the RYA dinghy show at Alexandra Palace on the...

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Last Race Report of the Year

Last Race Report of the Year

I’ve just posted up Lee’s race report for the Rum and Mince Pie 2013, our last report of the year. We’ll get the final results table for 2013 season tidied up and published this week as well. Then its all down hill to Christmas and start over again. No doubt New Year’s resolutions will see the promise to get out on the water more and race harder, we’ll that’s usually mine anyway!!! Lots of boat talk going on at the moment, with all the prep for next season. There looks to be lots of new fittings on...

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Results – Rum and Mince Pie 2013

Results – Rum and Mince Pie 2013

We have posted up the results for the last event of the season. We just have to update the series table for the final results to be published. Another great season, with our last event attracting twenty nine boats, a Rum and Mince Pie record for West Oxford I think. We start it all again next April at Whitefriars, with a Class training day on the Saturday and the first open event on the Sunday. We will get the open events details up on the site as soon as the last few are firmed up.

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The Rum and Mince Pie

A super end to the season, with another record turnout. Twenty nine boats out on the water, thirty helms taking part and Brian broken-down on the motorway coming down to Oxford. The weather proved to be much better than forecast, the rain held off for the most part and the winds were light, but we managed to keep moving most of the time. West Oxford put on their usual excellent galley and the race officers did a great job with the courses. We’ll get the full results and the series table updated and posted as soon as we can. Dinner down...

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Last Event of the Year

Last Event of the Year

Well its the Rum and Mince Pie this coming weekend folks, which is the final event of the year. The R&MP is as much a social event for the Class as a racing event and whilst the racing is good of course, it’s nice to bring the season to an end down the pub over a beer or two, reflect on all those wind shifts which cost you that place on the day and look forwards to the coming year and an new chance to play with the Class again. Turnout is looking really good again this year and our little social activities continue to expand too....

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