31 January 2015 FF Admin 1657 Race reports Midwinter Championship at Datchet Previous Article Barry Rolfe RIP Next Article Worlds Charter Request The path to the 2015 Worlds started at the Midwinters this weekend!! It was a "bit of a day", weather-wise, at Datchet for the Midwinters today. We all drove through snow to arrive at a green and pleasant Datchet Reservoir! It was even a tad mild (4 degrees or so) versus forecast and the wind, at least at the outset, was not looking like the promised howler. That arrived mid racing ! By the time the fleet made it shore some honking gusts were beginning to pass through. We had 11 boats at the slip - one had to turn back for family reasons, so then there were 10 braving the conditions. PRO Phil Tinsley laid on a 'Sprint' style series - five windward leeward races of around 40 minutes each - with thankfully fast turnarounds. It turned out to be a very close racing at the top - with Charles Apthorp and Alan Green just taking it by one point from Simon Kneller and Dave Lucas. Special thanks must go to the Rescue Team, the Race Team and of course, the caterers!! To see the results, click here The Datchet Winter Program continues with the Winter Warm Up through February and the Datchet Open Meeting to start the 2015 Circuit in March Rate article No rating Rate this article: No rating Tags flying fifteen Midwinters datchet 2015 Share Print Switch article Barry Rolfe RIP Previous Article Worlds Charter Request Next Article Related articles Northern Area Championships Lakeland Grand Prix Northern Championships New Zealand Nationals 2018 Southern Area Championships Comment Collapse Expand Comments (0) You don't have permission to post comments.