Round the Island Race 2014

rti_06Six boats from TSC took part in the Round the Island Race this year. Here is a brief report from the Dinghy Captain:

Here are the RTIR results for the Tollesbury boats. According to Dabchicks’ weather station, it was Westerly, 15 kt average, gusting to 24 kt. Well done everybody and a big thank you to Sue Palmer and friends.The Strood Crew are always a welcome sight; we appreciated the post-race tea, Jaffa cakes and comfy chair just as much.

Bill and Ben Jeffery 02:33:11 (2:17:23 on handicap)
Sarah Todd, Charlotte Shove and Polly Mays 02:38:09 (02:21:14)
Sarah and Myself 02:46:12 (02:27:05)
John Holmes and crew (late entry)
Roger and Hazel (DSQ, assisted by SB)
Ed and Dave (DSQ, out of bounds)

In all there were 99 ranked finishers out of 130-odd starters. Winners were two ladies in a 29er.

I did a bit of Googling and a replacement carbon mast for the B14 which came ashore by us is going to cost them £1,633 including VAT, which is apparently “very reasonable compared to other southern hemisphere supplied components“.

There are some photos available in the gallery on the website.