Series 2012

Well, The Rum & Mince Pie saw the end of the 2012 series and what an amazing year we’ve had.

We’ve seen a little bit of everything this year, flat calm days, full blown gales, half empty reservoirs and rivers in flood, its all kept plenty of interest in the series which again has been very well attended.

We estimate we have about 270 active boats in the fleet. With twenty Six boats out on the water at West Oxford this was our highest turnout of the year. This is almost ten percent of the entire Class, few other classes can match that. We had seventy one helms take part in the series overall. That’s about twenty five percent of the class and the R&MP was the highest turnout of any class at WSOC Oxford this year. By any measure that is pretty impressive for a little Class like ours.

Racing was a close as it could ever get with the series coming down to the last race in the last event of the series, even then our two top helms were matched on sixteen points each, so it was all down to placing’s in the very last race, with Paul just easing ahead of Matt to take the series.

Full results and all the details are on the Results Page, which you can find under the events tab. The series results are now fully updated.

It all starts again in the first week of April 2013, with our traditional training day followed by our first event at Manor Park SC. Most of the series is now in place and we’ll post full details on the Events Page as soon as we have the last couple in place.

Before that we have the Dinghy Show in March where again we will have a stand. This year we are looking for a few more volunteers to help setup and break-down as well as man the stand during the show. You get a free ticket if you can help.

We’ll keep the website updated throughout the closed season, so help, advice, tips, boat repairs, winter sailing are all things to chat about. I’d like to get some more info in the CA members pages about repair schemes and ongoing boat maintenance, so if you are doing anything, make a note, take a few photos and send them through, they all help others with similar problems to solve.