Boat prep. at 07:00am
Many hands make light work...or just watch Chris sort out the boat!
and their off.....
Chris and Matt time their start to perfection leaving the GP14 fleet in their wake.
Dickies advice 'flat is fast' was taken to heart by the whole team.
Everyone knows what they need to do. No slip ups here.
Glorious weather....for now.
Jules and Alex make the most of the good conditions.
Keeping up the pace
Ian and Jonathan stay focused
Easy to spot
the MSC boat with the big pink stripe
"....all going quite well don't you think?"
Clouds start to build
and the conditions begin to deteriorate, but Chris and Florence have it all under control.
No let up
Florence at Southport for the first time, fits right in.
Giving South Staffs a run for their money. They went on to win.
Keeping a look out
Jayden also took part for the first time.
Only a few more hours
No let up as Chris and Alex go about their business with determination.
We've done it
Ian and Jules cross the line not realising just how quick they were.
Photo call for Team Midland
Jon, Ian, Matt, Chris, Jules, Jayden, Alex and Florence....now finish packing the boat away!
Prize giving.....WELL DESERVED
Felt like Christmas. Everyone delighted with their haul of prizes.
The McDonald Plate - 4th place overall,
The Booker Trophy - 1st under 18 team,
The last Gasp trophy - Fastest last two laps by an under 18 team