Flying 15 UK Ranking: Round 7 – Davy and Huett crowned Southern Area Champions at Hayling Island
Over the bank holiday weekend, Hayling Island Sailing Club welcomed 35 competitors including 26 visitors from 15 clubs. The Bulwark Trophy/ Southern Championship saw 16 of 2013s top 20 helms competing (and 14 of the top 20 crews), providing a really strong fleet.
A range of conditions across the 6 races over 3 days provided some close racing. Saturday saw an oscillating Southerly around 10-12 knots with 2 wins for Davy/ Huett. Sunday arrived with sun and a more stable 15-17 knot Southerly providing some great downwind sailing…’Hayling Bay at its best!’…with races wins for Goacher and McKee. Monday dawned with rain and a shifty Northerly, Kneller took race 5, and Davy/ Huett took the title in style with third win in race 6.
The results have had a huge bearing on the overall Ranking. Cadwallader has moved into the #1 spot, Apthorp and Kneller round off the top 3, with Goacher hot on their heels in 4th. It is equally close in the Crew’s ranking with the podium positions occupied by Lucas, Evans and Alvarado.
In June there are three events including the Inlands at Grafham, Burnham and Ogston. The National Championships at Parkstone YC are a little over 6 weeks away and already have 23 entrants.
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