Monday, July 4, 2016
Midland SC, record turn out for their 2016 Rooster Open.
Many thanks to Midland SC and Mark for organising a fantastic event. Record turn out of 24 boats were treated to a nice breeze and loads of Sun. As we rigged the stars kept coming out , not in the sky but in the car park as the who's who of Midland Solo sailing arrived. It soon became clear getting into the top 5 would be hard, and it was , I came 7th. Even Mr Brown could not get into the prizes and was beaten by Andy Davis, Stuart Hydon, Richard Adams, Oli Wells and Bob Suggitt into 6th.
Andy Davis showed his class to win the event, he was never far away from the lead in all three races winning two which was some feat as the wind had a few bends and holes. It was nice to see so many visitors travel and great to see not one but two sailors traveling from Barnt Green.
The day started well with free breakfast and then got even better with free Lunch (although I brought sandwiches, I did have a pud) thanks to Carousel Marketing and Mark McKeever.
Midland SC looked like New York's Central Park !