Sailing trophy for Dugdales
PUBLISHED: 19:05 21 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:03 22 October 2010
Twenty Yeomans and Kinsmans, including visitors from Queen Mary SC, reported to Horning for their National Championships, sailed over five race. The weekend was dominated by Sally and Richie Dugdale.
Twenty Yeomans and Kinsmans, including visitors from Queen Mary SC, reported to Horning for their National Championships, sailed over five race. The weekend was dominated by Sally and Richie Dugdale. They led the first race throughout, but had to work a lot harder in the second to catch Richard and Frances Whitefoot, which they finally managed to do on the final leg of the course. This pattern repeated itself on Sunday, when they dominated the first race, but in the second only just got through the Whitefoots at the penultimate mark. The fifth and final race saw the Dugdales fight off a spirited challenge from Neil Beaton of Queen Mary SC.
They therefore won the Moores Trophy, while the Chairman's Trophy for runner-up and the Alan Wheatley Trophy, awarded to the highest-placed boat not using a spinnaker, went to the Whitefoots.
The Cruiser weekend at Barton, which attracted 18 entries, tested sailing in a wide variety of wind strength.
John Cox, in Zingara, won the first race from Mel Farrer in Farthing, while Farrer won the second race with James Gill runner-up.
Phillip Dring's Marilyn Ann won the third race, on Sunday, when R Smith took the fourth in Alchemy.
The ultimate winner, though, was the consistent Paul Carrington, who sailed Sabrina II to second place in both Sunday races to add to his brace of thirds on Saturday.
That earned him both the Barton Broad Cruiser Trophy as overall winner and the White Horse Trophy for fastest boat in the slow fleet, with Geoff Angell's Pippa coming in second in both categories.
The Achievement Trophy for the best of the faster fleet went to Cox, with Farrer second.
There were not quite so many on Wroxham Broad for the Norfolk Open meeting, but the competition was hardly less intense.
Kevin Edwards went home with the Yare SC Trophy, but the heroine of the event was his seven-year-old daughter Elena, who stuck to her task of crewing her father through 11 rounds of the broad in winds which nudged Force 4.
They won all three races on Sunday with almost consummate ease.
Geoff Coulthard and Geoff Evans made the most of Edwards' absence on Saturday by coming out on top in an entertaining race which saw them, Martin and Jenny Broom, and Jonathan Tyrrell (sailing solo) all hold the lead at different times, as well as a splendid luffing match.
Coulthard and Broom vied for second place on Sunday, with Coulthard emerging on top by one point, while fourth place and the Yare SC Spoons went to John and Caroline Ellis, thanks to a third race second place.
The Saturday afternoon Contract Service Personnel Race for crews was won by Eileen Urquhart.
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