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Blackwater Sailing Barge Match Association


Due to the adverse weather forecast, many barge skippers took the decision not to take part in this year's race. The race committee did not cancel the race. and two barges decided to sail, at a after a delayed start.

BLACKWATER BARGE MATCH RESULTS 2015
Courses :
Class 1 - Osea to Thirslet and back
Class 2 - Osea to Bench Head and back

Class 1 - Staysail
1st
Cygnet
2nd
3rd
First round outer mark
Cygnet
Fastest start
Cygnet
Class 2 - Staysail
1st
Niagara
2nd
3rd
First round outer mark
Niagara
Fastest start
Niagara
Class 3 - Bowsprit
1st
2nd
3rd
First round outer mark
Fastest start
Best rounding of the outer mark
Niagara
Crews of barges not participating took part in a version of Kwik cricket in Promenade Park. The players were split arbitrarily into two teams - the Windie Warriors and the Stormy Stumpers. The game was sort of played according to the 2014 Kwik Cricket rules and umpired by Paul Jeffreis.
Result:
Windie Wariiros 234 runs
Stormy Stumpers 230 runs
We have been unable, as yet, to work out a way of awarding Championship points for this event, but will work on it ready for next time.......


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