Record Turnout for Draycote Water Winter TT.
11 Sprint 15’s from Draycote combined with 15 Travellers produced a record turnout of 26 boats for the Draycote Water Sprint 15 winter TT.
The weather was particularly kind with bright sunshine and a good westerly wind of up to 15mph producing competitive racing all the way round the square course.
The fleet split evenly up both sides of the beat and on each lap the starboard side near the shore could produce an advantageous lift but with the risk of less wind – as the race progressed no side produced a clear advantage.
The usual suspects of Stuart Snell, Paul Grattage and Thomas Sandal competed for line honours at the front of the fleet but further down the rankings local sailors were having their own battles.
Draycote Sailor Henry Hunt came 20th overall in his first event using his fathers boat. Henry was so impressed with the experience he bought his own Sprint 15 immediately after the race!
After two races the first two positions ended up tied on points between Paul Grattage and Stuart Snell but overall victory ended up with Stuart Snell after adding the times for each race.
Full Series Results available here