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.
Thursday 07 June 2012 - By Jack Grogan
2012 18ft Skiff European Championships, Lake Garda, Italy
With perfect Garda conditions on Wednesday the fleet had two more races in 22 knots and more untypical gusts. The Eurolink team (from Germany) showed good speed rounding the top mark as first. During the downwind the Pica (GBR) took over the lead. CST, Hungarians and Hydesails (UK) went right up the 2nd beat and pulled back in to the fleet meanwhile magicmarine (GER) and the GPCovers/OriginalChai (DEN) lost places in the middle. However, Eurolink had an "issue" with a windsurfer at the bottom mark causing Yandoo's skipper John 'woody' Winning to exit his boat via the mainsail leaving them with a Woody size hole to fix before the 2nd race.