“Germany” scores again…. (Salty Sea Dog)

“Germany” scores again…. (Salty Sea Dog)
After the frustrations of the Birkett, much better conditions were served up 340 miles south for the Noble Marine Insurance Sea Championships at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta, where those who made the long journey south enjoyed a frisson of planing in the more certain wind conditions of the Solent.
The regular travelling “Circus” of Jeremy, Caroline, Bryan, Jason and John were joined by Ben Twist from Broadstairs and Peter Withrington from Burghfield, to make a fleet of 7 and guarantee a separate start on the West course of the Lymington Dinghy Regatta. With locals John Claridge back to better health & competing (and winning!) in the Seafly Nationals, and Robbie Claridge sidelined due to injury, it proved to be tight and close racing, with the odd twist of fate!
Jeremy Cooper proved he could prevail in both the strong tidal conditions on the briney, as well as the narrow leafy constraints of the River Thames, and added the Sea Championship trophy to the Southerns he won earlier in June at Cookham. 

The full report of the event can be found at Yachts & Yachting Online…