Squib 2016 Report
Ghost and Perkers raced through the early part of the summer and were eventually joined in the harbour by Threadbare and Kaizen as Regatta Week approached.
Gerard Dyson and Tony Saltonstall travelled to Rutland Water in April with Alchemy 800 for an early season open meeting. They enjoyed 7 races over the weekend, with one win and three second places giving them a two point event winning margin over an Abersoch boat in second place. There were 5 different race winners from the 9 boat entry in the event, perhaps indicating the high standard of the competition.
Alchemy’s next outing was to Weymouth for the Nationals at the end of June , with 58 boats entered. Alchemy had results ranging from 20th place to 9th place, giving them an overall 11 th place. This was again a high quality fleet, with 7 past National Champions finishing behind Alchemy.
Regatta week got off to a good start for the Squib class with Lynne Jones helming Perkers to victory in the Ladies Race , closely followed by Linda Dyson in Ghost and Daisy Jones in Threadbare 4th overall. It was good to see two Squibs doing well in the Cadet race with Daisy Jones in Threadbare finishing 2nd and Natalie Clarkson in Kaizen finishing 4th overall. Perkers, helmed by Neil Orum and crewed by Tony Saltonstall, went on to dominate the racing throughout the week, winning all but one race.
Overall, Perkers won 6 series during the season and Ghost won the remaining two series.
The season was finished off with Alchemy taking another trip to Rutland Water for the 2016 Inland Championships. 43 boats entered and Alchemy finished 6th overall with individual race results ranging from 3rd to 24th.