Last weekend saw the final championship weekend series of the season. Gales had been forecast but did not materialise and there was good sailing weather on both days.
On Saturday in the handicap fleet, Robbie D and Big E in their RS400 got off to a good start with one first and one second place. Scumper held second spot overnight in his RS400 before changing to a Laser for the Sunday racing! Alan Nicholson was just one point behind in his Solo after winning the second race.
Sunday’s morning race saw another win for Robbie Dawson with Joan & Jack Hardie second in their RS200 and Scumper third. The wind was gustier for the final race and this suited different competitors. Two helms from Dean took the lead positions with Sam Hall in his Laser leading home the F15 of Tim Chittenden with Ian Macpherson crewing. Winners of the series and the Comet Trophy were Robbie D with Scumper second and Tim Chittenden third.
The GP14 class sailing for the Stables Prize was won by Mike Turner and Sue Watson from Dave and Lynn Lawson. Although both helms had two wins each and equal points overall the Trophy went to the winners of the last race. An identical situation applied to third place with Kath Davis/Glenys Kett leading home Tim Knowles/Martin Statter.
The Mirror’s Single Handed Trophy went to Mik Chappell. Alan Waugh finished second overall in his pristine boat now fully repaired after scrapes earlier in the season. His win in the final race narrowly secured the place from Nick Orton despite the latter posting two second places during the series.