Nine Dragons contested the Karl Marx Trophy in sunshine and light wind. The four races from the club line produced four different winners Sabbatical (Dan Wastnage), Beauty and the Beast (Peter Marchant), Avalanche (Mark Wade) and Anarchy (Chip Cole).
On Sunday the fleet just about had time between races for their lunch on the balcony - a reminder of how things used to be before we switched focus to committee boat starts on multiple race days. After a brief postponement on Monday, race four was sailed in the best breeze of the weekend and the discard came into play.
The eventual winner was the 2017 winner Beauty and the Beast (Peter Marchant, Katie Cole, Neil Connelly/ James Howard), with second place going to Avalanche (Mark Wade, Mandy Wade, Nigel Cole) and Pageboy XI (Paul Taylor, Graeme page, Clive Page/ Zandy Hobday) third.
Andrew 'Noddy' Norden