Waples Wines Northern Travellers Round Up….!!

Burton2013(1)After 3 events the Waples Wines sponsored Northern Traveller series is still wide open with the winners yet to be decided. 14 boats mathematically could still win the series. Malcolm Hall and various crews from Burton in his silver boat currently is in 1st overall and are the ones to beat although fellow silver team Of Graham Kirkpatrick Sally Roberts from Bassenthwaite could still challenge them with a final good result. The two classics of Pete Needham and Mike Hampson of Burton and Dovestone are only 1 point apart.


Waples Wines Boat logoth/6th October. An evening of entertainment is scheduled for the Saturday evening. The Series prize giving will take place after the last race. Some home hosting is available on a first come first served basis. If you are planning to take part please contact David McKee on 07836 602084 or 01457 871133.

David McKee

FF Training at Pwllheli….!!

I have organised a FF training event at Pwllheli for the Burton FF fleet on the 29th of June. I hope to have boats from Burton and Dovestone there plus a proportion of our Laser fleet.  If anyone would like to attend too with there boat then they are welcome.  Cost will be approx 30 or 40 pounds depending on attendeance.
Malcolm BSC

Flying Fifteen Loan Boats – A Successful Marketing Tool….!!

You may know that the Datchet Fleet has had great marketing success with its Loan Boat Program – attracting many new members to the Fleet.  We would and do recommend it to all fleets.

Burton has recently trialled the same idea and this just came in from them….

Hello Gents,
just wanted to say the loan boat scheme works.  We have a member who sails a merlin, he has had our fleet fifteen on loan for a month and raced here very well. He has now gone out to buy a fifteen.
Great stuff, now for the next one!