Blithfield Staffs Open Oct 6th topic

Ian McDonald posted this 01 August 2019

After a gap of more than 20 years, Blithfield will be running a Solo open meeting on Oct 6th.

This year it will be run alongside a Phantom event. Blithfield open water will also allow club racing to continue. NOR and more details on

I hope that this event can be a gateway to a higher profile event in the following years. Blithfield is a beautiful place and both very suitable for and experienced in running Open events.

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Ian McDonald posted this 22 September 2019

Blithfield Open two weeks today. We are sharing our large water with club racing but of course our own starts. Our fleet goes from ageing single floor woodies right through to late mk2 Winders. One of our laser fleet was so excited, he has just arrived with a very nicely fitted Boon.

After a 20 year gap, this is our first step to increase our class racing .

I am totally biased but you will have a very long search for an open water that is more beautiful, with easy launching and a very friendly member run club. for nor and info

Last Edited 22 September 2019

Ian McDonald posted this 02 October 2019

Good forecast for Sundays event.

Hot drinks available during the day. We are combining with the Phantoms to provide hot food as well. Looking forward to a successful event so next years can have the full 110% Blithfield catering experience!. You are very welcome to bring your own sandwiches if you prefer.

Prize giving will includes my wifes superb cakes ( free of course)

Ian McDonald posted this 05 October 2019

Forecast looks "exciting " tomorrow, but then how often is the forecast right ?. Blithfield has very good launching and recovery and good safety boats. Because we are racing alongside club racing it is very unlikely that we will not sail. The only possible effect maybe a lower turnout both in visitors and club boats.

But that means more cake for all!

Ian McDonald posted this 06 October 2019

It was VERY windy!

Thank you to John Webster for coming along and the couple of potential visitors apologising for making the correct choice of not sailing. Ian Hopwood was sailing even faster than normal, but he was in a Phantom!.

So the winner of the "Blithfield Return" open was our Commodore Ted Kurcaba, the only Solo mad enough to go out in the mad conditions.

The cake made everyone feel better at the end!

Last Edited 06 October 2019

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