New Members Impress in BJRC Race


New Marconi members Steve Purdue and Monica Wolff made their mark in their very first BJRC race on 12th June, finishing 2nd in the local handicap result, sailing McGregor 3.

Like our new members sailing Ned Kelly, Steve and Monica spent many winter hours bringing back to life the cruiser racer that had been laid up in the field for far too long . After a shakedown race in the clubs spring series, which merely served to highlight that one or two jobs were still outstanding on their boat, they slowly worked their way back through the 16 boat BJRC fleet, on the homeward legs of the Paget Cup race at the weekend.

Finishing just 3 minutes behind the winning boat on corrected time, Mcgregor 3 was closely followed by John Littlewood and his crew on Crazy Suzy who just missed out on 3rd place by a single second.

In the IRC rating result, Blue Moon sailed by Richard Robarts and crew once again finished in 2nd place in this very competitive class and with McGregor 3 hopefully receiving her new rating number in time for the next race, the Marconi race fleet will add further strength to IRC racing on the River Blackwater.

The full BJRC report and results can be found here.

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