The new owner of our First 21 Matilda Emilie (now renamed Valkyre) sent me some pictures of her first race from her new base in Scarborough.
In Roger's own words "It was b****y cold", not exactly a surprise racing out in the North Sea during January, all credit to him and his and crew.
Apart from the temperature the conditions look good for some nice sailing and she looks to be sailing well.
Locally the Royal Southampton YC run a Frostbite Series of races starting in January, with Scarborough being located about 300 miles to the north I wonder if they call it "the Brass Monkey Series"?
Farewell Arthur Beale Chandler
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