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Zephyr wins National 18′ Open

Zephyr wins National 18′ Open

Optimus Prime – photo Jonathan Key

 

Rhapsody and Genevieve – photo Jonathan Key

 

Zephyr – photo Jonathan Key

 

Odyssey bow on. Photo – Jonathan Key

 

The Commodore  in Antedote keeping clear – photo Jonathan Key

 

Six National 18’s were entered for this year’s competition – a good turnout considering the weather forecast, extremely light winds and a flat calm, algae covered course, which made for challenging conditions across the three races. There was plenty of spirited sailing nonetheless, with a close field across the day, even if, at times, it was difficult to keep one’s concentration on the downwind drift!

All honours for the day went to 374 Zephyr ,helmed by Henry Defries, with his crew Carolyne Vines who claimed first place in all three races –  2nd and 3rd places were closely fought for, with 400 Odyssey helmed by Peter Impey and Paul Nebel taking 2nd on the water and 3rd handicapped, and 266 Genevieve helmed by Charles Fox with Robert Blakebrough, 3rd on the water and 2nd handicapped. All in all, an excellent days sailing.

My thanks to our Commodore Chris Pollard for the data collection and calculations, to OOD Peter Johnson Assistant Hugh McLaughlin and Patrol Boat driver Malcolm Warner. Thanks also to Nicky Johnson and the catering team – Jo, Lauren and Josefine for their help and sustenance across the day.

Garrie Mallen

Cover Photo Stewart Colley

Final Results

Maddison Trophy – first on the water

1st 374 Zephyr Henry Defries and Carolyne Vines

2nd 400 Odyssey Peter Impey and Paul Nebel

3rd 266 Genevieve Charles Fox and Robert Blakebrough

Eighteen Cup – Handicap

1st Zephyr Henry Defries and Carolyne Vines

2nd 266 Genevieve Charles Fox and Robert Blakebrough

3rd 400 Odyssey Peter Impey and Paul Nebel

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