Kingfisher Cup and Ladies Plate Report 26/09/2011

A big squall before the race start caused a number of capsizes, resulting in a number of boats returning to shore rather than race. However, soon after the start the

wind dropped to a moderate breeze. The early lead was held by Bob Ceurstemont and Kevin Last in their Supernovas from the Phantoms of

Roger Day and Keith Brereton, closely followed by the Fireball of Paul Mellows and Mick Adams. The Fireball lost ground at the first leeward mark

due to a tangled spinnaker.

A capsize cost Roger Day valuable ground leaving Keith Brereton and the two Supernovas at the front of the fleet. A strong last lap led

Kevin Last to the front of the fleet. After an 85 minute race, Bob and Keith ties frof second place. Special mention to Derek Harbour who finished the race with

a broken traveller and sore arms

The depleted Ladies Plate fleet was won by Vicky Ellis despite losing her mainsheet half way up the

final beat.


Kingfisher Cup

1st Kevin Last, Supernova
2nd equal Keith Brereton, Phantom
2nd equal Bob Ceurstemont, Supernova
4th Brian Dennis, Miracle
5th Paul Kelly, Rooster 8.1
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Ladies Plate

1st Vicky Ellis, Topper
2nd Josie Adams, Comet
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