The 2012 National Championships witnessed probably the closest racing ever in the Sigma 38’s two decade history, with any number of boats capable of winning.
Winning a race didn’t necessarily translate into top overall scores, in this class consistency in every race is essential. The Diamond family’s Rapscallion won a race and finished in 6th place. Kevin Sussmilch’s Mefisto was the only boat to win two races but this only gave them a 5th overall. The Choules’ With Alacrity took the bullet in the coastal navigators’ race and finished 4th overall. Both the Goodhew’s Persephone and the Walker’s Pavlova III sailed robustly scoring a 1st and two 2nds giving Pavolva III 2nd and Persephone 3rd overall. In the end tenacity and experience paid off and Festina Lente sailed by the Meakin’s family and friends were once again crowned the Sigma 38 National Champions.
The Sigma 38 Class found the warm and friendly welcome from the Royal Lymington Yacht Club absolutely outstanding. They are to be congratulated on every count; first class race management, good quality food, and excellent service, the perfect place to come back to from the race course.