It went all the way down to the wire…….

It went all the way down to the wire…….

The Traveller’s Trophy came down to the wire at the Rum & Mince Pie Open Meeting at West Oxfordshire SC on 10th November, with Robbie Claridge displaying unbeatable form, taking all 3 races and snatching the series from Penny Yarwood in the very last race…

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Penny dominates at Hunts…

Penny dominates at Hunts…

With 3 straight wins, Penny now leads Robbie Claridge…. She needs one more win at WOSC to clinch the Travellers Trophy

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They think its all over?

They think its all over?

With most of the season behind us and just Hunts (20th October) and the Rum & Mince Pies at WOSC (10th November) it may look like its all over at the top o the travellers series. However if Caroline’s strong finish to the season continues or Robbie possibly making a late appearance it could all change. Behind them in the midfield John has breathing space ahead of Matt Pickett, Jason and Simon. Who will make the late charge? Also remember that on the Saturday night after the Rum and Mince pies we are going to have a party to celebrate 40 years of this great boat. You got to be there, no...

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Nationals Entry

Nationals Entry

For the first time we are offering pre entry for the Nationals so you don’t have to mess on with cheque books or cash Saturday morning. See the attahced form and get your entry on early for the £5 discount. Entry also gets you a free 40th Anniversary Tee Shirt. But pre-entry lets you order the correct size! Enter on the day and you will have to rummage in the box and get whatever is left! Click the link for the Pre entry form 2018 Lightning 368 National Championships Pre Entry Form Sorry to be a pain but even if you pre enter you will have to fill out the Northampton form and bring it with you on the day. See the link below with the NOR and SI’s 2018 RS100 and Lightning Entry Form Final RS100 and Lightning NOR2018 2018RS100 and Linghtning Sailing Instructions...

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Mid year musing

Mid year musing

So with 5 opens down and 5 to go plus the 40th Anniversary Nationals is has been a interesting year so far. Since John introduced the Mk3 layout with Woody (426) at the Nationals in September last year the first Production boat popped out of the new moulds in December. We have now seen 10 new boats built in the first 6 months of the year and still 3 more on order. I think that shows the success of the design. And are they quicker? Well they are new so bound to be and the helms at the front of the fleet tend to buy new boats so it skews the results. However at every event the older boats are still up there battling it out for the prizes showing that the core belief of the class not to have created a fleet where the older boats are in a separate division has been a success. The big event of the year is now looming on the horizon in the form of the 40th anniversary Nationals at Northampton on 22-23rd September. We desperately want 40 boats so even if racing is not your thing please come along for the fun. I hear rumours entry will also get you a special 40th Anniversary Tee...

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Opening event a success!

Opening event a success!

13 boats out and great racing was order of the day at UP River last weekend. A good selection of mk 1’s 2’s and 3’s spread through the fleet. Well done Marcus Ingram an ex LN sailor who borrowed Robbies boat on the day and showed us how its done! Roll on the Northern’s on 19-20th May

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