The Tiger's Lair - Mumbles YC Open 1976

Mumbles Y.C. (fleet 49) held a successful Open Meeting in May 1976, and attracted 19 entries from three Clubs. The weather was good, sunshine and Force 3-4 winds for most of the time. The results of the Practice Race were a good indication of how the meeting was to go, with Phil ‘n’ Nig in 'Rastas' winning convincingly.

He went on to win the first two points races and borrowed an Osprey for Sunday afternoon’s Club racing. The second boat in both these races was ‘Pumpkin,’ sailed by Alan Titmus and Conor Lewis, who come for Liandegfedd S.C. and finished second overall. Third was ‘Aderyn Bach,’ sailed by Greybeard Taylor and Little Jane, who again beat ‘Tiger Rag,’ driven by Tiger Bridges and Roy Thomas who put another great rip in their spinny. Hard luck story was Sue and Dave Griffiths of B.S.C. who lost their spinny pole on Saturday and broke their tiller on Sunday morning. Most valuable boat was again ‘Hullabalo', now sailed by Committee with Dad Gough nominally in charge.

Overall placings were

Rank Boat Sailors Club Points
1 42417 - Rastas Phil & Nig Davies Mumbles Y.C. 1.5
2 32491 - Pumpkin Alan Titmus & Conor Lewis Llandegfedd S.C.  
3 12343 - Aderyn Bach Bryan & Jane Taylor Mumbles Y.C  
4 39057 - Tiger Rag Julian 'Tiger' Bridges & Roy Thomas Mumbles Y.C  
5 47499 - Tiddlywink Richard Davies and Jon Morgan Mumbles Y.C  

 

Editors Note: This article is from Reflections No. 26 October 1976, page 17. It has been captured by OCR, so typos & errors are possible. Boat numbers reverse engineered from the Welsh Championships.

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