Dinghies Dinghy Racing Race Reports

Successful First Optimist Open at Dell Quay

(Published in the Chichester Observer on Thursday 26th July 2018)

Dell Quay Sailing Club hosted their first Optimist Open Meeting on Sunday 15th July, with visitors from Chichester Yacht Club and Bosham Sailing Club joining the 6 Dell Quay boats to make a total of 15 competitors aged from 8 to 13.

After a quick briefing ashore with Race Officer Mark Harper the fleet launched in bright sunshine with winds starting lighter and building through the afternoon, challenging the sailors more as the event progressed. 4 good races were completed and some very consistent sailing across the afternoon saw Zac Shepherd of Bosham Sailing Club take the overall victory, with two race wins from Thomas Dempsey of Chichester Yacht Club who won the last race to clinch second overall. Third overall and first girl went to Isabelle Aston of Bosham with Ethan Sparkes taking the prize for first Dell Quay boat in 6th overall.

The sailors had a great afternoon racing and returned ashore to the always excellent catering of the DQSC galley and the prize giving, supported by Rooster Sailing Ltd. Thanks go to all of the volunteers who helped to run the event, the visiting sailors for joining us and we look forward to repeating the event next year.

Lee Sydenham

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