Wednesday 03 October 2012 - By Ben Clothier
Overall results - Round 4, 2012 European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix & UK National Championships, Plymouth
And what a day it was. With a building south westerly and a report from PRO Mike Johnson on the race track that it was already blowing 15 to 19 kts. out in the sound, it was an easy decision to opt for the smaller no.2 rigs. Although more stable than the westerly and north westerly direction there was going to be more chop and with a big wind forecast it only means one thing …. plenty of swimming.
Saturday 29 September 2012 - By Ben Clothier
4th Round of the UK and Euro GP Plymouth Sound, Devon UK
Twelve 18ft Skiffs from UK, Germany and Denmark have enjoyed 6 races of great sailing in Plymouth sound, hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club and the Mount Batten Centre. Strong performances from Magic Marine (GER33) and Pica see them as regatta leaders with Magic Marine in first place overall on 7 points after 1 discard. Team Pica (GBR92) is catching up and only 3 points adrift with Original Chia (DEN01) in third. For the overall European Grand Prix Series Title Hyde Sails is looking unbeatable. But for 2nd spot, if positions remain unchanged for this event, Magic Marine and Pica will be tied for 2nd with Euro link 4th and Original Chia 5th. Pica is also looking in good shape to defend the UK National Championship and the UK Grand Prix Overall but it is Hyde Sail and LED battling it out for 2nd place for both titles.
Friday 28 September 2012 - By UK 18ft Skiff Association
Plymouth Sound, Devon UK
The 4th and Final Round of the European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix kicks off today. 12 skiffs launched from the Mount Batten Centre in 12 to 15 kts and sunshine for 3 days of racing in Plymouth sound. A strong fleet of 9 UK boats are joined by two German Teams and 1 Danish team making this one of the most competative fleets the UK has seen in many years. Up to minute results can be foundby clicking here. With moderate to fresh breezes forecast today and saturday building to 20kts+ for Sunday there is an understandable air of excitement.