Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey (SailJuice) - Yorkshire Dales, UK, Wed 27 Dec
From 75 overall entries 50 intrepid boats took to the water for the Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey, another breezy event in this season's stormy Selden SailJuice Winter Series
With Storm Gerrit predicted to batter the UK after Boxing Day, the forecasts were suggesting some extreme weather conditions for the Brass Monkey. However, the predicted stronger winds not arriving until much later in the day. Even if the conditions were softer than expected, they were anything but easy. But with lots of rain and winds of 15 to 20 knots with occasional gusts over 30, it was still a very challenging outing. At least the temperature was balmy, even lifting into double figures.
This time it was the turn of Arran Holman crewed by David Bromilow to enjoy the planing conditions in their 420 to win both races of the one-day event.
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