N18 Trojan (334), sailed by Mike and Jennifer Adams won the National Eighteen’s Claude Russell Cup on Sunday 31 August. Ocatillo (316) sailed by Charles Fox and Joanna Rand was second; just 24 seconds behind on handicap. One-over-the-eight (349), sailed by Doug Pope and Jose Ugarte was third.
There were five participants in the race, which must last for a minimum of 1½ hours, was held in a gusty SW wind over a long course which took the competitors on six laps to a Lensbury mark downstream of Trowlock Island and up river to a Canbury mark opposite the Albany. It was all sufficiently energetic to skin the knees of those crews not wearing protective knee-pads!