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MARTYN Davies dominated the club’s fast handicap race, leading all the way in his Contender, however, he was still unable to win on corrected time, that honour going to Chris Wilkinson in his Europe.
Roger and Gill Herbert was second and Peter and Camoron Hudson were a close third.
The slow handicap field was shortened due to a drop in wind but cadet member Isobel McInnes sailed a terrific race to win in her Pico. Anne Barlow was second in her Scow with the Pico of Josh Hill third.
The following day, in the fast handicap class, Tim Sansom sailed a blinder in his Wayfarer to earn a win but not without strong attacks from John Carter and D. Cheek. Graham Love and Shaun Burden enjoyed a well-deserved third. In the second race, Jonathan Hoare claimed a clear win in his first race of the season, 114 seconds ahead of Ben and Milly Stitt in their RS200.
Graham Sutton took both line and corrected time honours in his Scow. Mike Toogood was second with David Earee third.
In race two, Toogood won from Graham in second and Matthew McInnes third.
AN exciting race was sailed in very blustery conditions on Friday evening. Paula Sheaf and Carol Mabey were first, Keith and Marion Brettell second, Marian Stevens and Catey Horn third.
Saturday’s races featured a depleted Oppie race, with only two entries. Oliver Trotter was the winner. However, the Scows were out in force with 16 starters, with John Bennett winning and Bryan Vernon second, and Roger P-E and Paula Sheaf in a dead heat for third. David Hedley was the winner of the wooden Scows by a significant margin.
On Sunday, Emma Gillett won the Oppie race from Oliver Trotter and Felix Donovan. Dominic Suckling won the handicap class with Rachael and Chris Parsloe second and third.
In the Scows, Keith Brettell, Nick and Roger had opened up a gap by the second mark which they maintained to the finish, with Nick second and Keith third.
ELEVEN catamarans began the Sunday series, with Robin Leather and Laurie Gustar continuing to show good form in the Shadows.
Doug Wright in his big cat took line honours with Leather coming second and Paul Tanner third.
Graham Deegan had a perfect start in the RS 400s and maintained a lead throughout. The fast handicap had a confusing start but the Sprint Sport of M. Scott had a cracking start away from the melee. Keith Hayden again took line honours.
The medium handicap course seemed ideal for the lasers but they let the RS 200 of M. Harrison get away on the first beat. In the slow handicap, Rowena Olden sailed her Pico to victory, with Tom Harrison taking handicap honours.
Watch a video report below for July 4-5, including the Women's Open Keelboat Championship, BUSA Match Racing Tour and Royal Thames Imperial Trophy The video is courtesy of TKZ, www.cowes.co.uk.
TKZ video sailing report for July 4-5, including Women's Open Keelboat
Championship, BUSA Match Racing Tour and Royal Thames Imperial Trophy.
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