SAILING: Windy weather causes problems

SAILING: Windy weather causes problems

SAILING: Windy weather causes problems

First published in Sport

STRONG breezes forced the cancellation of one racing class at a Flushing Sailing Club meeting on Tuesday June 10.

Race stewards had to call off the G class on safety grounds due to the weather conditions after competitors retired soon after taking to the water.

This did not prevent seven other classes heading out to race though as crews braved the stiff winds.

Geoff Davies won on board Scorpion in the E class which saw a number of boats battle hard against the weather with Atalanta having to retire after getting a rip in the main sail.

A fascinating race was had in the U class as several vessels battled it out to cross the line first, with the win eventually going to the crew on board Gap Year.

RESULTS: B class: 1st Cousin Jinny – G Pearce, 2nd Grace – D & P Tregaskes.

E class: 1st Scorpion – G – Davies, 2nd Excelle - J Fox, 3rd Hawk - C Bell.

M class: 1st Cornish Meadow - S Hutt, 2nd Ultraviolet - P Stephens.

Q class: 1st Macavity - J Hicks, 2nd Encore - D Cunliffe, 3rd Temeraire - M Eddy.

U class: 1st Gap Year - L Trenoweth, 2nd Mary Boon - J Cruise, 3rd Nitro - M Chamberlain.

V class: 1st Saucy Sally – J Lowry, 2nd Mayfly - R Stedman, 3rd Milly - R Graffy.

W class: 1st Amneris - M Robson & D Layton, 2nd Moonshine - K MacLean, 3rd Sweet Friday - L Cheshire.

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