Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A first and two seconds for the top Hyde-powered boats competing in the 2012 event
The Sussex Regatta is traditionally the first of the season, taking place over Easter weekend. This year the event was
hosted by Sovereign Harbour YC in Eastbourne, with the fleet split into three classes, two IRC fleets and one SCCH - a
local PY handicap system.
With one race on Friday and three on Saturday and Sunday, conditions ranged from drifting in sunshine to 18 knots
and drizzle, with a whole variety of weather conditions in between.
The top performers
Hyde Sails was well represented between the three classes racing, In IRC2, the star performer was ‘Catch 22’, a
Quarter Tonner, owned by Tim Cork, which finished first in class, using Hyde membrane sails.
In IRC 1 the J/105 ‘Neilson Redeye’,owned by Pip and Pete Tyler, was the top Hyde-powered performer in class and
finished second overall in class using a set of Hyde carbon laminate sails.
In SCCH (Sussex Combined Club Handicap) ‘Gelig Knight’, a GK29, owned by Nick Lawden, was the top finishing Hyde
boat, finishing second overall in class using woven polyester sails.
For more information on Hyde Sails and the classes and results mentioned, contact:
+44 (0)7764 933894
Exeter Devon EX2 4RL