The Trafalgar Trophy, sailed on the nearest Sunday to the actual battle, is a framed painting, given by John and Rita Dunkley, that is a copy of a painting in the Queen’s collection at Windsor
Competitors were met with glorious sunshine with a light and fluky southwesterly. The course was set in front of the club. The first to start were Matthew and Anna Dalton in their Firefly Genesis. They were soon caught by the Lasers of whom Stewart Colley and Henry Defries stayed among the leading boats. The leading merlins – Bambusa, Lady Anne and Omega started to come through on the third round along with David Baker and Jim Green the Albacore. Matthew PJ and Kaan Yargici in National 18′ Optimus Prime started last, as the fastest boat, and sailed very fast to finish in 3rd place.
1st Merlin Lady Anne Charlie Morgan and Cameron Jerram
2nd Merlin Bambusa Peter and Richard Mason
3rd N18 Optimus Prime Matthew PJ and Kaan Yargici
4th Merlin Omega Rupert Fletcher and James Berry
5th Laser Grebe Stewart Colley
Thanks go to Race Officer Barry Mourant assisted by Jenny Finlayson in the box and Simon Craig in the Patrol Boat. The prize giving took place after lunch, the Trophy being presented by John Dunkley