Chipping Norton Yacht Club is for all who love boats and the sea. We may be 100 miles inland but that’s precisely why we need a yacht club. There are many people locally who sail but, until now, there’s been nowhere for them to meet like-minded nautical folk. Whether you take your fun on a sail boat or a motor boat, whether you have your own craft or charter, at the Chipping Norton Yacht Club you’ll meet lots of people who share a common interest.
July 2017 – Race Night
CNYC members always maintain a keen sense of competition. This was proved, once again, at the July gathering, when members, Liz and Paul Spencer, hosted a bring-and-share supper at their beautiful own-build home in Chipping Norton. To add a certain zest to the evening, Paul, himself a dedicated ‘petrol-head’, threw an ‘all-comers’ challenge to his guests to prove themselves, or otherwise, on his Scalextric track – a permanent feature in Liz and Paul’s garden summerhouse. So, in the convenient break between main course and dessert, Paul organised us into a knockout, with the fastest car to 20 laps around the twists and turns of the track, being the winner of each heat. Finally, we were down to the two heat champions, and Helen Reilly and Phil Levermore went head-to-head in a simple race to the finish. Despite the contestants swapping cars halfway through, Helen built-up an impressive lead and stormed across the finish line to receive, both a bottle of single malt and, more importantly of course, the winner’s laurels.
Afterwards we retired back to the house where Liz provided us with generous portions of her famous Eton Mess. Tales of summer sailing were shared until late in the evening over a glass, or several.
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