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Bristol Channel Yacht Club Swansea Bay Regatta May 7th & 8th.

The scheduling of a visit by the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Association with the rediscovery of the BCYC Swansea Bay Regatta Cup that was last raced for in 1911, seemed a highly appropriate time to rededicate the Cup.


Saturday  saw 6  Pilot Cutters make the start line for races 2 & 3 of the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Association’s Swansea Bay Regatta. Race 1 being the passage race from Barry on Tuesday, 3rd May.  Under Association rules, results are based on 1st across the Line. Tim Pratt of the PCA was Race Officer, assisted by Alyson Nicholson of BCYC.


Saturday’s races were also race 1 & 2 of the BCYC/Swansea Museum Swansea Bay Regatta with races handicapped using  Old Gaffa TCF handicapping. Alyson was Race Officer, kindly assisted by Tim.


Race 1 was a scheduled round the cans in the Bay with finish line at SWIGG. Conditions were a sunny 15kt Easterly with Mascotte taking line honours.

Race 2 was to be the long distance (4 hour) race that for the BCYC regatta, was for the Scarweather Bowl, alas the wind was dropped and by Pwll Du  the fleet was mainly moving by tide only. The course was shortened to finish at Mid Fairway Gate.

There was a “Pint and Curry Supper” on Saturday evening in BCYC preceded by the prize giving for the PCA series won by Mascotte, pictured ahead of Alpha.     (Report continued under Results Tab… )