12ft Skiffs head for Paignton, Torbay

12ft Skiff - Iain Christie & Tom Vian on DesignSource
Courtesy 12ft Skiff Association

This weekend sees the 12ft Skiff fleet descend on Paignton, Torbay, for the 3rd round of the 2008 Bartercard Cup series.

Team Design Source sailed by Iain Christie & Tom Vian goes into the event as series leaders with 11 points, closely followed by Bob Clements & Alan Atterbury on Nice Action with 10 points, and Andy Lang & Tom Gruitt's CST Composites in third place with 8 points. However, this year's series is still wide open between these 3 teams, with a potential 12 points still on the table.

This round of the Bartercard Cup will run over the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of the bank holiday weekend from Paignton, as part of the Ocean BMW Royal Torbay Week, and is set to be an exciting event (especially if the breeze holds up).

Bob Clements from the 12ft Skiff class comments 'we always look forward to the Torbay event, it's becoming at bit of an institution for the class. The very first 12ft Skiff event in the UK took place here back in August 2006, and we've been back every year since. We just love it! Well-run races on big courses, a great social scene, and friendly, helpful organisers, what more could one ask?'

Anybody interested in seeing the 12ft Skiffs is very welcome.