Race 1 – Gold, Silver and Bronze.
The gold fleet was dominated by Nick and Ruth Marlow who won four of the five races they sailed. Second place went to Mike Pritchard closely followed
by Kevin Milton. In the silver fleet there were a variety of race winners and with one race to go the overall prize was still up for
grabs between Bob Ceurstemont, Brian Dennis and Josie Adams. After a shifty wind final race the overall positions were Bob, Brian and Josie.
In the bronze fleet, Mark Hopkin to an early overall lead and maintained it to the end winning the series. the other places were undecided until the last race. A winning performance in
the last race by Rob Underwood and Steve Boon meant they took second overall from Paul Smith in his Mirror, who displaced Ethan Shepherd in his
Optimist who didn’t enter the last race due to recovering from his excellent performance at the Barnt Green Optimist Open Meeting.
1st Nick Marlow & Ruth Marlow, Lark 6.0pts
2nd Mike Pritchard, Laser 7.5pts
3rd Kevin Milton, Phantom 8.8pts
1st Bob Ceurstemont, Supernova 16.0pts
2nd Brian Dennis, Miracle 18.0pts
3rd Josie Adams, Comet 19.0pts
1st Mark Hopkin, RS Vareo 16.3pts
2nd Rob Underwood and Steve Boon, Wanderer 22.0pts
3rd Paul Smith, Mirror 45pts
As in Race 1, Race 2 for the combined fleet and the General Tropy, was dominated by Nick and Ruth Marlow in their Lark who four of the five races sailed in between
National and Inland Championships. The battle for second and third place quickly became a three way tussle between Mike Pritchard, Kevin Milton and
Keith Brereton. The absence of the latter two on holiday for the last race meant that a win for Mike Pritchard resulted in him taking second place
from Keith who is now starting to get to know his new Phantom. Notable performances in the last race were by Brendan McGrath in his Laser and Julie
Warren in her RS200 who showed husband Paul Warren how they should be sailed.
1st Nick Marlow & Ruth Marlow, Lark 8.0pts
2nd Mike Pritchard, Laser 10.0pts
3rd Keith Brereton, Phantom 13.8pts