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PRACC Series – LOOKING BACK OVER 2010

October 27, 2010

2010 has proved, yet again, to have been a successful year for the series. Races have been held at 12 different venues over the country and skippers have encountered too much wind, not enough wind, rain, sunshine and almost fog at the last event of the series – thankfully it cleared just before the start of racing. Four new venues have been added to the list – Coal House Fort, West Kirby, Lincoln and Manor Park for the National Championships and all have added to the variety of sailing waters. We should thank all those from all the various clubs for giving of their time to lay on events and in particular those clubs that do not regularly sail RAs.

The competition for the top has been hard fought throughout the year and the winner was not decided until the last event at Hampton Court with the honours going to Derek Priestley from Fleetwood who managed to attend 8 of the events. He just beat Peter Wiles from Poole by the narrow margin of 1 point. Congratulations to Derek.

The National Championships were held at Manor Park and, as last year, were held over 3 days. It proved a challenging weekend with both strong and light wind from all directions, sometimes at the same time and a touch of hail thrown in for good measure. I’m sure all who attended would congratulate the Manor Park club for laying on a most enjoyable and well organise event.

In all 62 skippers took part throughout the year and there are now several new and competitive designs for the RA on the circuit. All in all it paints a fairly healthy picture for the class – let’s hope we can continue the good work in 2011

David Munro

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