Bala Cat Open 2010

Two teams from Dee SC made their way to Bala lake for Bala Catamaran Clubs annual catamaran open. Mat Pollock and Pete Clements in the Dart 18 and Richard Stacey in the Spitfire.
Boats were rigged and campsite set up on the Friday evening before joining the locals for the evening. Saturday brought a very light winds and racing was postponed for 2 hours before we eventually got a race in very light winds. The Spitfire scored a highly respectable 5th with the Dart coming in 14th. A barbecue followed and the ale was flowing.
With slightly fuzzy heads we awoke on Sunday to a good force four and out we went with the hope of doing better. Richard and Alex scored a 10th in race 2 and 6th in race 3. Mat and Pete scored a 12th in race 2 but suffered severe gear failure in race 3 that ended their campaign. Gear failure in race 4 also ended Richard and Alex’s hopes for prizes.
Overall Richard and Alex finished 13th and Mat and Pete finished 17th in a field of 22. Despite the breakages, a great weekend was had by all. We’ll certainly be back next year why don’t you join us!

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