Sailing radio controlled yachts from the Seaworld Centre, Lo Pagan, San Pedro del Pinatar.
The Julian Hook Trophy results were too late for inclusion in the last report. However, after seven weekly heats, the competition winner was Terry Morden. Second place went to Stuart Lockwood with Dave Shepherd in third. This was a remarkable result for Dave who, at the beginning of the year, had no experience of RC Yacht Racing or indeed of any other radio control sport! In spite of a first place in the final weeks racing, Ray Hermitage, who had suffered equipment problems early in the series, had to be content with fourth place.
All the results and information about the Group can be found on our website http://www.rcsailingmarmenor.com
During our two month break many skippers will have taken the opportunity to replace rigging or fittings after a season of competition in what were, on several occasions, very challenging weather conditions. Our yachts may only be one metre long, but the wind and waves are ‘full size’!
The first of our regular Wednesday meetings will take place on Wednesday September 5th with informal sailing. Competition begins in earnest over the following six weeks for the Autumn Cup.
In addition and as a result of our affiliation to the Asociation Nacional de Vela RC, the Spanish governing body for our sport, we will be hosting an open event over the weekend of September 22nd/23rd. The Copa Asociation lo Pagan will, we hope, attract entries from many other Groups throughout Spain.
We are always looking to recruit new members, but as access to the jetty is controlled by Seaworld, please contact us first so that we can arrange to welcome you.