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The Stokes Bay Catamaran Open Meeting was contested last weekend as part of the Traveller Series Trophy. Below is a report on the event by Dan Jarman.

Hi all, just a quick report from Stokes Bay last week end. For those that missed it I won't rub it in too much! Ok, clear blue skies and force 3-4 with the famous Solent Chop to keep things a bit lively. Wind against tide conditions for most of the weekend added an extra couple of knots on the wind speed as well as putting the emphasis on tactics.

The Unicorns were included within the fast fleet of around 20 boats on the start line consisting mainly of Formula 18, A Class and a couple of Tornados. Smashing through the waves on the wire during the upwind legs was a real treat and equally as pleasing on the downwind legs playing the surf to gain the advantage.

It was the first time this season that I had found some consistent pace, always being pushed hard by Gary, with some moments of great sailing by Julius to keep us on our toes. Although the the A Class results were finally separated from the results as their own fleet, we Unicorns spent a lot of time mixing it on the course with the non foilers. The top spots eventually went to the F18s, possibly having the advantage of three sails to overcome a strong tide on the down wind legs. Having said that, eventual top dog Will Sunnocks, former Round Texel record holder and multi championship winner, was always going to be a tough one to beat in his F18.

All in all a great weekend with the overall Unicorn results from 6 races as follows: Dan 6th, Gary 8th and Julius 9th.

All the best.   Dan

The 2018 Unicorn Travellers Trophy is reaching an exciting conclusion, with Gary Piper leading Dan Jarman by just one point, with one event to contest. This is scheduled to be held at Grafham Water on October 20 -21st. Please make every effort to participate and make it a challenging and sociable event to complete the 2018 Season. Good Luck  Peter Toft


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