Christmas Cup 2016
Six boats and their enthusiastic crews dressed for the occasion, gathered at the start line in a light breeze. With a forecast wind of 10 knots all day from the SE, the conditions would be perfect for the race around Low Isles.
Jimmie, Viva La Beaver & J Curve quickly moved ahead of the field after the start, but the breeze did not pick up as forecast and the smaller Viva La Beaver used the conditions well and took the lead half way to the island. Jimmie was not done yet and after a larger head sail was raised, the lead was quickly regained.
After rounding the Island and heading back to Port, the forecast was finally proved wrong and all the boats were struggling for boat speed in the fickle 5 - 7 knot breeze. After nearly 5 1/2 hours of racing, Jimmie took line honors.
1 J Curve skippered by Rob Dietrich
2 Jimmie skippered by Campbell Corbett
3 Viva La Beaver skippered by Peter Chapman
Full results here
First - Michelle from J Curve with the Christmas Cup.
Second - Campbell from Jimmie
Third - Peter from Viva La Beaver