The 2024 Wessex Winter Warmer was held, as always, in late January at Spinnaker Sailing Club. The teams were greeted on Saturday morning to a very still lake, so racing was postponed whilst the wind built to 8-10knots around lunch time. Once racing was underway, the OCSS team enjoyed some early wins. A tougher race at the end of the day against the team from St George left OCSS on 7/8 as Saturday drew to a close.
The round robin continued until Sunday mid-morning with OCSS making it into gold fleet. In Gold Fleet, the team raced many other teams containing Society members, and had a couple of fun wins involving some last-beat chase downs. 2/5 in Gold meant the team missed out on progressing to the semi-finals, however the OCSS baton was held high by the ‘Cumberland Sausages’ (5/6 society members), who went on to win both their semifinal and the final, to take home the win.
Full results can be found on the KSail Website.
OCSS Team: Fiona Hampshire and Honor Fell, Arthur Henderson and Becky Cross, Claire Lasko and Mary Henderson-White