The Rutland Challenge for the John Merricks Tiger Trophy 2008 (All proceeds to the John Merricks Sailing Trust) takes place over the weekend of 2/3 February. It is also a great opportunity to score points towards the inaugral Lark Winter Icicle Series.
Racing is open to all centreboard dinghies with a PY under 1175. The first race starts at 12pm, Saturday. With three handicap races sailed back to back. There is a single (non-discardable) pursuit race on Sunday.
Prizes include a cash prize of £1000 for the first boat to win all races. The Tiger Trophy, originally won by John for overall winners, Lady Tiger, Shere Khan Trophy (First veteran), Pursuit Trophy and Merricks Memorial Trophy (470). Prizes for first three finishers in individual classes with fleets of six or more.
For more details and to enter online visit the Tiger Trophy website. There are already a couple of Larks entered!