It has been a busy few months for #TeamLymo sailors and we are happy to report that those who have been travelling are doing the club proud, here are a few of the top results.
Our Aero sailors headed to the worlds at the Yacht Club Carnac in July Peter Barton finished 2nd in the Aero 7, with Lightening Liam taking second in the Aero 9, and family Willis (Julie and Liam) went onto finish second in the family prize.
In August, members of #TeamLymo took part in the Rolex Fastnet Race. Nick Cherry, Greig City Academy, and Keith Willis, Nigel Walbank and Dave Gough all took part in the 605nm race. All teams completed the race, and Scaramouche went onto win the Musto Media Prize too.
Back onto dinghies, and Alex Hayman finished second at the Scorpion Nationals, apparently 1 hour practice wasn’t quite enough to do the business, still very impressive in a very competitive fleet. Firefly Sailors, Ben Green and Fi Edwards won the Silver Fleet and the Marlow Race midweek (double points endurance race), at Felixstowe Sailing Club. At the same time, nearly 300 miles away in Pwllheli, Merlin Rocket sailors Mark Barwell and Lou Johnson braved the camping and managed to win the Jack Holt Plate (Silver Fleet) at the Aspire Merlin Rocket Championships at Plas Heli.
As these four were heading home after a windy week, Musto Skiff sailors Tom Wright, Gary Stones and our Rear Commodore Sailing were heading to Brightlingsea Sailing Club for the Harken UK Musto Skiff Nationals. In what looked to be a close fought week, 10 years of training and hard work by Tom came down to 10 seconds of digging deep on the water, in order to be crowned National Champion 2017!
As we go to press there are more events to come with the RS Aero Nationals this coming weekend and later in the year the RS800 Nationals. Watch this space for more #TeamLymo news.