Round 2 sees Apthorp and Green take their second victory of the season at Datchet Water
After 6 tightly fought races in a range of conditions testing all the sailors Charles Apthorp and Alan Green took the Mercedes Open at Datchet Water by a single point from Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado, also from HISC. Overnight leaders Ian Cadwallader and Bill Chard of Chew Valley finished third. The top three demonstrated consistency, each with two wins each.
First local boat was John Hanson and Helen Hepworth who move up to second in the ranking, with Simon Kneller and Dave Lucas in their new boat rounding off the top five.
With great tactical racing on windward leeward courses throughout the fleet, the mercurial Datchet waters threw everything they had at the sailors, demonstrating that consistency is key as always.
The next event is at Bewl over the first weekend of April, the questions is will Apthorp make it a hat-trick or will someone throw down the gauntlet as the season builds towards the Nationals at Parkstone, and Europeans in Puerto Pollença?