Saturday 31 July saw a total of 44 boats, including 29 visitors from as far away as Lymington and Fowey, participate in a day of open Solo and Laser racing in challenging variable-wind conditions. The day marked not only a further return to Open Meeting normality after Covid lockdowns, but also the first SYC Solo Open since the very early 1980s, celebrating the strong revival of this racing class in recent years. 

Congratulations to Solo fleet winner Paul Bartlett and runner-up Paul Kelley (both SYC), and to Laser fleet winner Dan Newall (Chew Valley Lake SC) and runner-up Harry West (Royal Lymington YC).

Many thanks to Race Officer Tony Blackmore and AOOD Russ Gibbs for their superb and smooth running of the racing for both fleets, and to the Galley Team for their generous catering back at the Club.

Full Y+Y Solo Open report
Solo Open photographs
Solo Open drone video by Olly Turner
Laser Open photographs