Kingfisher Cup 26/09/2010

A fleet of thirteen boats took part in the prestigous Kingfisher Cup in force three winds from the north-east resulting in the usual Attenborough shifts

and gusts. A good beat was followed by four downwind legs with some excellent planing conditions in the gusts. An excellent start resulted in Nick and Ruth Marlow leading up the first beat. However,

a viscious shift and a port-starboard incident resulted in them being mid-fleet at the first mark. This left Mike Pritchard in the lead closely followed by Kevin Milton in his Phantom.

After five of the ten laps, Kevin was in the lead and went onto win the race on the water. Further back Kevin Last caught Mike Pritchard up after six laps and they never stayed more than ten seconds

apart to the finish. Meanwhile the Marlows gradually worked their way through the fleet finishing fourth on the water. The current tough Phantom handicap

meant that despite winning on the water by nearly two minutes, Kevin Milton finished fourth on handicap. The race was won by Mike Pritchard, last year’s winner, followed

by Kevin Last and Nick and Ruth Marlow. In a 94 minute race there was only three seconds difference between Kevin Last and the Marlows on handicap. A notable performance during the

race was that of Jon Adams in his ultra RS300 who completed the arce as he starts to handle his thoroughbred well.

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