‘The bank holiday weekend of 26-26th June saw a Cornish team from Falmouth compete against 5 other teams in the inaugural HP30 Class National Sailing Championships, in near perfect conditions in Poole. Over three days, the Championship laid on 8 great races on a perfect windward leeward race track, as part of the brilliant organised Poole Regatta sponsored by ‘International Paints’. ‘Insatiable’ and supported by clothing company SLAM is a Farr 30 owned by Tim Cunliffe entered under the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and modified to compete in this exciting developmental Class which is following in the footsteps of the Fast 40 class and in this regatta shared the same race course. The HP30 class is attracting top professional race teams alongside experienced Corinthian teams, seeking the thrills and demands of sprint style, exciting races, in high performance 30 footers. The ‘Team Insatiable’ Crew consisted of Tim Cunliffe, Niels Van Dinther, Mat Osborne, Barney Peters, Nicole Ames, James Bull and Mike Relling.
After topping the leader board on day 1, with extremely light conditions over the following two days, racing was very competitive and challenging and despite podium positions in all races, Team Insatiable were finally beaten into 2nd overall by Team Pegasus who won the regatta, with the Farr280 ‘Toucan’ Glynn Locke, 3rd. Team Insatiable will next be competing in the IRC South West Championships hosted by Flushing Sailing Club from the 29th June to 1st July.