May 2019 Report: Katie Nurton

The International 14 season is now well under way. I’m still looking for a regular crew for this year but it’s always interesting to sail with different people and a good opportunity to learn new things.

The highlight of May was the Hayling Whitsun Regatta – two fantastic days of sun, wind and waves in Hayling Bay.  It was a small but elite 14 fleet, with every boat either a World or National champion. My crew was recent 14 recruit Ian Lodder - we were a little underweight compared to the rest of the fleet but just managed to keep up (and mostly upright!).

Pictures are by kind permission of George Gunn (

boat sailing on lake

Tall boat sailing fast

close up of 2 sailors in boat

boat sailing out to sea


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