Robin leaves others in the Shadows

By Clare Newman

Friday, July 4, 2014



ROBIN Leather retained his Shadow National Championship title on home water last weekend.

Gurnard is home to the largest Shadow cat fleet in the country, and the club again played host for the three-day event, which comprised seven races and a single discard.

In all, 16 boats took part, with Robin starting as he meant to go on with victory in the first race.

He continued to dominate until the fifth race, when Jules Salter took victory, followed by Paul Tanner, whose series was shaping up well with a 2-3-2 after a quiet start.

Besides Salter, Carl Blenkinsop was another who scored a win, in race six, but his series was too uneven to assault the leader board.

Robin eventually took victory with eight points, well ahead of Tanner on 17, with Laurie Gustar third on 27.

Other prize winners were Glenn Andrews, who won a club burgee for the most distant visitor, travelling from Largs, while the ladies’ award went to Elaine Phillips from Hayling Island.

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