Team Taylor/Parker-Mowbray Pwllheli Selector
For Team Taylor/Parker-Mowbray this was the last selector in the series for the Worlds and Junior Europeans teams. After a poor start to the season we were out to show that we could get in the mix at the front of the fleet.
The Saturday was spent sunbathing on the beach in the sun as there was no wind and after 6 hours of waiting around the race officer finally decided that enough was enough and we could all de-rig and go home for the night.
The next morning was a stark contrast with 20knots blowing from the north which meant that it was a lot colder so the steamers had to be put back on after hoping that as it was May we had got past that point. We launched ready for a 1055 start in high spirits as the conditions were looking good for us.
Our final result was 16th counting the 30th from the first race which we were still pleased with as we knew that if we had done another race and gotten a discard then we could have ended up in the top ten with other peoples results being all over the place. Unfortunately we did not qualify for the team but we are know looking forwards to both Flanders and the French Nationals in July, the Nationals at the end of August and then hoping to qualify for the World's team for Argentina at Christmas with the selectors being in September/October.
I would like to thank Allen for the reliable gear they have provided us with as we had no breakages at all (apart from my hands) in the very challenging conditions we faced and this gave us the knowledge that we could push the boat hard to get the boat out of it.
Chris Taylor (helm)