Courtesy of John Hassen !!
Our Top 3 Teams!
Whilst only two visitors made it to the final event, one team did arrive from Perth, Australia (John Hassen and Dave Sutcliffe)
which surely must qualify them for the greatest distance ever travelled to a Northern Traveller event.
Three races were run on the Saturday in fair winds which produced some extremely close racing, but unfortunately the
competitors spent Sunday morning willing the flaccid club burgee to flutter, which it failed to do. The OD took the sound decision
at lunchtime to abandon racing for the day and so Saturdays results stood.
The winners of the DSC open were David Naylor and Rod Rowlands (DSC) in a Classic, followed by Justin Waples /
Mandy Thackray (RCYC) in a Silver and Graham Massey / Lucy Clough (DSC) in an Open.
The overall winners of the Waples Series were Graham Massey and Lucy Clough from Dovestone, with
Andy Goddard / Mal Hartland + Tom Goddard from Dovestone and Jon and Julia Ward from Ogston second and third respectively.
Malcolm Hall maintained his position of first “non open” boat.
(On behalf of David McKee)
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Racing was abandoned today, so the final result is on four races with one discard.
Big waves and strong breezes for the first couple of races suited Steve Goacher and Phil Evans. They also had a fabulous draw in the flights on day two seeing many of the strong challengers together in the other flight – there is a God after all… !!!!!
So the British title goes to Windermere….!!! In second place were Russell and Tim. Third and fourth were tied on points between Charles and Gavin in the magic boat (right on minimum weight!!) and Greg and Mark…..from memory I guess Charles and Gavin have it on count back!
So the BIG one is to come next… The met office breeze forecast is better too. Australia need to up their game to keep the title… Get all your Ashes gags ready!!!….