Ollie Wins the Bartley Bear
Congratulations to Ollie Ridgway for winning the 2nd Bartley Bear Sprints of the season on Sunday.
After the first Bartley Bear was cancelled due to fog the competitors were looking forward to getting the chance to put their theory into practice. This time the weather decided to go to another extreme with hail, rain, sun, and wind - lots of wind! John and Jeremy provided the briefing and a brush up on tactics and then the fleet took to the water.
The fleet was a mix of standard and 4.7 rigs with Sean taking the plunge in his Supernova too. It was great to see so many youth helms out with 50% of the participants under 20 showing their enthusiasm and confidence in the tricky conditions.
Whilst the racing was 20% tactics and 80% grunt all competitors had a great time with Josh and Megan deciding they still had enough energy to blast back and forth whilst waiting for the fleet to pull onto the slipway at the end of the session.
Well done to all for surviving - the next one is on Sunday 19th January so get it in the diary.
1st Ollie Ridgway
2nd Tom Williams
3rd Megan Hardiman