Marconi had a stellar set of results at the UK Tornado Nationals placing 2nd, 3rd and 4th! The Nationals were held at Minnis Bay in Kent in unseasonably warm weather on the last weekend of September. There were light shifty winds on the Saturday and stronger winds on the Sunday plus a tidal stream similar to home waters! The result was a close fought six races over the weekend with lots of changing places and close quarter mark roundings.
Minnis Bay ran an excellent event and offered a very warm welcome to visiting sailors. The fleet consisted of a wide age range of competitors and the top three boats were all mixed crews, showing the versatility of the class. Congratulations to Simon Northrop and Megan Smith (Minnis Bay/Grafham Water) for becoming National Champions. Marconi’s Jenny and David Ball came second, Caroline and John Nickalls came third and Jason Clarke and Andrew Dowley came fourth. Jason and Andrew also won the trophy for the youngest combined crew age.
For a full event report, results and pictures – head over to Yachts and Yachting.