Bronze Fleet Report from Barnt Green

Stuart Allen - 15th May 2006

Cloudy skies and light wind was the order of the weekend which lead to interesting racing for the Bronze Fleet. Tony & Brenda Hotchkiss found some good boat speed to lead the charge having a top three finish in race 2, which turned out to be the deciding factor at the end of the weekend, when once again a tie break was used to decide the positions in the Bronze Fleet with Team Hotchkiss coming out victorious.

Going into the final race at least four boats were tied on points for 5th to 10th place, mixing it up with the Bronze Fleet were a couple of Gold and Silver Fleet representatives including Nick & David Marlow. It was this team that robbed Stuart & Julia Allen of a better Bronze Fleet position, having a better finish in race 1, although there was some consolation for team Allen who finished ahead of the Mr Bigglesworth in the final race.

Martin & Lucy Evans showed good speed in Foxxy and were nipping at the heels of Hotchkiss and Allen to finish third.

Buffy was back with Nigel & Fiona Denchfield to beat The Croxford’s and a couple of local BGSC sailors John & Rosmary Preston and George Puttock and youngest helm of the weekend Sam Evans.

Thanks to Barnt Green SC for a great Midlands event.

Until Bristol……