Whitehill – St George Round

On 29th March 2015, Iain shot a St George round – (3 doz at 100yrds, 80yrds and 60yrds) at Whitehill Archers. Below is Iain’s report, sounds like the elements were braved!

Starting the day in high winds and rain the so start numbers were down.  At assembly we were reminded of the rules for record status shoots (2 whistles to move to the line, 1 whistles to commencing shooting and 3 whistles to collect, all shooting ends of 6).  The only unusual idea was at sighters, where the first detail was allowed to shoot and collect, and then the second detail was allowed to shoot and collect, allowing each detail to have a “clean” target for sighters.

The day progressed in high wind and rain, numerous tents were blown over, brollies broken and hats blown off, presenting very challenging conditions.  Sadly, as we, moved to score and collect, the end of the 4th dozen, we had a target full of arrows fall over, resulting in a number of arrows being damaged.

The shoot was finally abandoned at the end of the 7th dozen when the target faces, which had been completely soaked, started blowing off the bosses.

Ditching’s interest was in the Barebow section with Iain Cadle coming second to David Strong.

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