Miracle National Championship at Bala Sailing Club – Overall

It was grey, windless and with some strange wet stuff falling from the sky – not the ideal setting for a deciding race. The forecast was for a more westerly direction and coming offshore.

After about an hour’s delay a course was set, the fleet sailed then the wind shifted and the start was postponed on the gun. A further start attempt also failed but with the wind now blowing from the north and race time running out a new course was set round the cans.

A huge wind shift on the start line favoured those at the committee boat end and with both contenders for the trophy down the pin end the race was on. David and Zara Turtle led the way with Dave and Rebecca Southwell steadily picking their way up the rankings to finish in second. The next three boats were all very close with Eamon and Thomas Cuthbert forfeiting a hard won fourth to a protest hearing.

Congratulations to David and Rebecca Southwell, Miracle Champions 2018. Well done Andrew and Michaela Mifsud for travelling all the way from Malta and sailing so well into second place. Again huge thanks to Bala SC for hosting such a great week.