East Coast Ajax AGM

17th October 2009 RHYC

Class Captains Report

The season started with a well attended Keelboat dinner at the Club and  Jon Pack and Richard Chenery assisted with launching eight Ajax. The Spring series was very competitive with 13 boats sailing at some stage. Pegasus narrowly won from Guillemot. There was a welcome reappearance of Merlin  to the fleet.

The Championship was a very windy affair, with one swamping. Race officer Doug Brown was ably assisted by Mike Graham and the event organisation was good. Thunderer was a convincing winner from 14 competitors; although it was disappointing that there were no St Mawes boats present..

The Nita trophy was contested by 10 Ajax and Guillemot was once again the winner. 14 Ajaxes competed in the Summer Series and the winner was Guillemot. An impressive 16 Ajaxes competed for the Autumn series with Mars emerging as victor.

This season has seen some excellent competitive sailing with nearly all races in a very full programme being sailed. The Ajax syndicate have successfully brought Polly Oliver into the Fleet and she has now secured a new owner.

A new feature this year has been regular emailing of updates keeping the fleet aware of results and events. Whilst it is also essential to keep vigilant; the class appears to be in excellent shape. I would personally like to thank James Skellorn for filling in for me  so expertly whilst I have been away sorting out my new home at the other end of the country.


Malcolm Mackley                                                  16 October 2010