Datchet Racin’ and Wrappin’ – Sunday 23rd December, 2013 Winter Series Kick-Off …..!

First Races of the Datchet 2013 Winter Series were held today – fantastic wind today (force 4 ish) and though only 3 boats were given passes from wrapping Christmas presents, we still had some tight racing on a nice big course.  The Linders, the Wilsons and Mervyn Wright/ Mike Clapp kept trading places up the first 2 beats in both races but Ian managed to pull away on the runs in both races and once clear, he kept on going.  The Wilsons secured a good second place in the first race with Mervyn/ Mike pipping them by inches in the second race.  It was really gratifying to hear the other classes commenting about the tightness of the FF racing in the clubhouse afterwards.  If the wind stays like this for the Midwinters and Winter Warm Up series, we can all afford to have an extra mince pie at Christmas.


Season’s Greetings to all from the Datchet Flying Fifteen fleet

Mervyn Wright

Fleet Cap’n