Regatta: 24 July 2021 - UPDATE
RABC's first dinghy Regatta took place on Saturday 24 July in perfect conditions - sunshine and a gentle Force 1-2 South Easterly all day. We were joined by visitors from Beadnell SC and Coquet YC, bringing a variety of dinghies. After introductions from Commodore Pete Hammond, Race Officer George Ternent explained the finer details of sailing the Aln, setting a 2 lap course exploring the furthest corners of the estuary.
The first race start gun at 1530 saw 16 dinghies cross the line and enjoy 2 laps of the full course, including a challenging sprint against the tide, to the first mark, followed by a long downwind leg and a short but tricky beat 'around the corner'.
A sympathetic tide ensured that we were able to complete a second race over the same course - no-one got lost, although everyone reported regular meetings with the Aln's sandbanks...
Proceedings were concluded in Pease's Park with a prize giving, supervised by Pete and George and with surprise 'goody bags' supplied by Nick Spurr from Amble Boat Co.