John Merricks TIGER TROPHY this weekend 6/7 Feb
Open to all centreboard dinghies with a PY under 1175, the first race is at midday on Saturday and three races are sailed back to back. Fast and slow handicap starts with timed laps. The Tiger Dinner, a black tie occaision is at the Club on Saturday night and the event culiminates with a non-discardable pursuit race on Sunday. Online entry via the title link.Ian Walker, John Merricks"s sailing partner when they won silver at the Atlanta Olympics.will be flying in especially from Oman to be Guest Speaker. He will talk about his memoriesof John and the work the trust has done since in his capacity as a trustee. He is currently sailing with Shirley Robertson in the Extreme 40 Asia series but he will best be remembered as Britain"s Americas Cup skipper and Volvo Ocean Race skipper withGreen Dragon along with his Olympic Silver Medal in Sydney.