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Dieppe Dash 2016 - we wuz robbed!

​Confident of emulating 2015 success, El Commodore (aka Stewart) and crew, Terry, Steve, Paul (x2) and Kate, entered the Dieppe Dash 2016 over the bank holiday weekend. Last year's carefully timed arrival, just before the wind died leaving the competition to paddle, could not be repeated, regrettably. BB's harsh handicap left us 4th over the line, only 30 minutes real time behind the class winner, but 5th in class after handicap application. Still, a fast crossing, f6-7 most of the way, and averaging about 9kn with full rig!

Photo below shows, right to left, Terry, Paul, Paul, Kate, Stewart and Janice having an orange juices (yeah right!) in the glorious sunshine on Saturday. Sunday saw us showing off the cruising chute to the great and good beach comers of Dieppe Bay, then Monday a spin back to Brighton. We had the cruising chute up for a couple of hours before the breeze got up and averaged 9kn, maxing out at >10kn a few times!

Great weekend had by all!

 

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