A Weekend of tense competition at Thorpe Bay, Costa Shoebury Ness.
"Parr for the Course" Another warm Essex welcome was extended to the B14 travellers last weekend.
Three hot teams arrived with bated breath. If there are going to be only three teams, you better make sure their kites coordinate and they did - beautifully!! Two teams fresh from the hotbed of the Plerin European Championships and one team from deep summer training in the Southern Hemisphere. The Barrier Reef can be pretty testing place for endurance skiff "reps".
Team 1: Al & Bazza in GBR766 HBR Consulting, (Rippling muscle and hair products)
Team 2: Nikki & Simon in GBR770 Harken (with all the best sailing hardware and a faithful guard dog to look after the investments)
& for once turning up before anyone else,
Team 3: Geraldino Fermor-Brown (no, don't laugh) and Leaky in GBR786 TORQ. (That's a fitness product available on the internet. Most of it being legal).