County Sc Cooler
The storm warnings were out but over 30 intrepid sailors attended the first day of the cooler at Notts County SC.
The County Cooler is the first of a Midlands mini series, also calling at Ogston, Staunton and Burton over the next few weeks. The events are open to all, with members of participating clubs entering free.
Saturday saw some whitecaps at the start of the race and a few spills, but as the wind increased a good number of boats including experienced helms succumbed to the conditions, keeping the safety boats busy. After most had finished however one tremendous gust of 50mph came through, you could see the white water being whipped up, no one stayed upright.