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12 Hour Overnight Race

Updated: Jul 10, 2019

The Saturday nearest to the Summer Solstice saw an excellent turnout of hardy souls and insomniacs take part in only our second annual 12 hour overnight race. Naturally, sleep was scarce, but fun and good humour were in abundant supply as 5 dinghies each with a team of between 4 to 6 sailed for 12 hours in the dark – complete madness! Only at ESC does this kind of stuff pass as fun – it’s why we love our little club so much. Even the Commodore got caught up in the excitement of it all and was water borne for a whole two hours, whilst bravely enduring damp, cramp and a catastrophic beer spillage.

And the winners were…..

  • Winner of most laps - 26 laps - Alayne, Suzie, Gerald, Tanya, Marie (National 12)

  • Joint Runner-Up - 23 laps - Chandler, Kirk, Mike, Rhys, Isabel (Enterprise)

  • Joint Runner-Up - 23 laps - Xavier, Kate, Sara, Alex, Steve, Ian (GP14)

  • Winner of quickest average lap time - 25 minutes 3 seconds - As Above (National 12)

  • Runner-Up - 29 minutes 2 seconds - Chandler, Kirk, Mike, Rhys, Isabel (Enterprise)

  • Winner of fastest lap - 10 minutes 58 seconds - Chandler, Kirk, Mike, Rhys, Isabel (Enterprise)

  • Runner-Up - Alayne, Suzie, Gerald, Tanya, Marie (National 12)


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