Most Sundays From April to October we race Micros starting approximately 1 hour before high water giving a variation on start times – this allows 3 hours of deep water, but the races usually last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. There are two types of Micro Tonners raced at Manningtree – Micro Gems and Micro 18s designed by Rob Humphreys and Stephen Jones respectively. These are crewed by either 2 or 3 persons. There have been no restrictions to the particular type of Micro raced but these designs have been available on the market and as we rate them with the same handicap it makes the racing close and exciting. We would not deter any other types of Micros participating but we would prefer an increase in the existing designs.
There are currently 5 Gems and 3 18s in the club.
For 2016, in addition to the weekly races , we will have two full weekends of racing for Micros that will consist of passage races and windward / leeward courses to decide an overall winner for that particular event. This is always well attended as is the Regatta held later in the year.
Please see video taken from a previous ‘Worlds’ https://youtu.be/JVEGqxoWR2E