Steve from Boatshed Falmouth competed at the B14 world championships in July. The B14 is a high speed adrenalin dinghy, 14 feet long, 62kg hull and carries 500 square feet of sail down wind.

The forty boat fleet from the UK and Australia were greeted with two races per day under the flag of Restronguet Sailing Club, Falmouth in what turned out to be a very windy week culminating on Big Friday with 30 knots of breeze. Even the Aussies were whinging.

Steve’s performance in his boat 656 would be described as “could do better” but he was in the mix and survived the week without any boat breakages and only a couple of spills.

Naturally, its pleasing to report that Tim Fells of the UK won the event and as well as receiving the silverware but more importantly, retaining the very tiny pot of sacred ashes ( rumoured to be the incinerated remains of a past winner’s underpants).