The Serpent Yacht Club is a small friendly club originally started by doctors but now open to anyone who has a connection to any of the healthcare professions. The club has a programme of sociable musters with races and new members are welcome.
The club email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The barbecue on the Saturday night was well attended with 40
guests. The food provision and cooking was highly organised in the experienced
hands of Marcusand Jackie Stone who worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone
was well cateredfor. Many thanks to them and all who helped make the evening the
success it was, including DJ Stewart Toy who provided the music for dancing
and Steve Pickles who donated a crate of wine. Thanks also to the Craobh
marina staff for
club so welcome once again.
Sunday was a delightfully sunny morning and thankfully a light but useable breeze developed allowing Tom to set that most unusual of course namely and anticlockwise one. This permitted a good beat towards the islands before turning southwards west of Shuna. Given the shallow water in the starting area there was quite a busy procession toward the Committee boat end of the start line resulting in one memorable very near miss but thankfully the only things shattered were nerves.
Tradition got the better of Martyn who proceeded in the time honoured clockwise fashion and saw no need to change when the error became apparent. Ithas been calculated that had his clockwise time been allowed he would have won on handicap but here at least we must follow the rules. Congratulations to Tom Hutchinson in the near unbeatable Aquaholic who hauled the committee boat anchor and followed the other competitors to a convincing win on corrected time
The round Shuna race results were as follows :- Corrected time 1st AQUAHOLIC 1hr 26 mins 2nd TROKKA 1hr 28 mins 3rd KATYA 1hr 32 mins 4th EXODY 1hr 39 mins (16 secs) 5th PONDSKATER 1hr 39 mins (46 secs 6th SHENAVAL 1hr 40 mins 7th SILVERJACK 1hr 41 mins