13 August Parkstone Summer series
Quite simply, perfect conditions, period.
Race Officer Steve Randle set a triangular course in the “Top Triangle” of the Harbour.
The fleet got away first time and the front runners soon established themselves.
The teams of Bob Alexander/Huw Willetts, Chris Gorringe/Nadia Hosie, Crispin Read Wilson/Steve Brown, Martin Lewis/Mike Riley and Patrick Keats/Chris Jermyn were cross tacking all the way to the windward mark. Alexander/Willetts just rounded in the lead. On the first reaching leg, Gorringe/Hosie hoisted the spinnaker early, a move that was to cost them dearly.
Alexander/Willetts opened up a healthy lead from Read Wilson/Brown, however Read Wilson/Brown fought hard and closed the lead but not enough to trouble Alexander/Willetts who took first place.
1st Bob Alexander & Huw Willetts
2nd Crispin Read Wilson & Steve Brown
3rd Martin Lewis & Mike Riley