The Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series came to a spectacular conclusion with the Land Union September Regatta held 24-25 September. The final regatta of the four-event series was blessed with magnificent racing, superb shoreside entertainment and outstanding prizes, including a holiday with flights, superb accommodation and entry to the world-famous Munich’s Oktoberfest. Den’s Deck was transformed into Oktoberfest on Saturday with complimentary beer and sausages and an Oompah Band! Land Union have supported the September Regatta for three years, and the hundreds of sailors who take part thoroughly enjoy the shoreside entertainment. After the first day of racing, sailors return to find Den’s Deck at the Royal Southern Clubhouse transformed into Oktoberfest with complimentary German Beer and Sausage supper. The Land Union Raffle for a complimentary city-break to Munich for the Oktoberfest was held on Sunday. The winners were Mike Moxley’s Malice, Sture Wikman’s Vitres and the Royal Thames Academy J/70, skippered by Bethan Matthew. In the J/70 fleet, Boysterous skippered by Ian Wilson was the winner. The Boysterous crew was without doubt the most senior crew in terms of age and experience. Past J/70 Corinthian World Champions are Ian Wilson and Marshall King, Past Corinthian National Champion Patrick Liardet and none other than this month’s reigning Open European Champion, Johnathon Calascione. To add to the A-Team prowess, multi-World Champion Geoff Carveth also put in a shift on the first day. Second in the J/70 Class was Kai-Uwe Hollweg’s Lightfoot, beating his friend and CEO at Land Union Lutz Strangemann racing Geisha, which won two of the eight races and was third in class. The J/70 UK Class introduced a new Mixed + Division at the Land Union Regatta, where at least half the crew must be women. The inaugural event winner was the Royal Thames Academy Team skippered by Bethan Matthew. Second was Ian Poynton’s Powder Monkey and third was Paul Wollmann’s Royal Thames Charter.
Full Results: https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=14996