Gilbert’s Autumn Worlds Report
This year saw an increase in the series to six races following the cancellation of the Barnes Bay Regatta. We also introduced a three handed spinnaker division for yachts over 36 feet.
The weather for the series was a continuation of the poor sailing breezes we experienced over the summer season.
With record entries the series had great racing which was a tribute to the competing yachties given that breezes were often gusty.
With six races scheduled, one cancelled through bad weather; there were five races with one drop for the series.
The series results were:
Division 1 Spinnaker
1st Saga Chris Sheehan and Troy Grafton (on CB)
2nd Trouble David Williams and Mark Millhouse
3rd Fish Frenzy John Wearne and Matthew Keal
Division 2 Non Spinnaker
1st Hydrotherapy Jim Thorpe and Russell Tisdale
2nd Silver Mist Andrew Sutherland and Derek Cragg
3rd Ciao Baby II Gary Cripps and Graham Mansfied
Division 3 Non Spinnaker
1st Rotary Norm Brundle and Doug Read
2nd Dynamo Stephen Davidson and Trina Davidson
3rd Mon Amie Phil Conyard and Kerry Conyard
Division 4 Spinnaker
1st Elliot 1 Rod Chamberlain and Stephen McCullum
2nd Elliot 6 George Peacock and Mark Jeffrey
3rd Serenity Graham Hall and David Short
Division 5 SB20
1st Brainwave Colleen Darcey and Scott Brain (on CB)
2nd Hypertronics Stephen Catchpool and Chris Kiel
3rd Karabos Nick Rogers and Steve Henley
Division 6 Three Handed Spinnaker
1st Planet X Michael Rowley / Donovan Oak / Ben Zalmstra (on CB)
2nd Wings Threee Peter Haros / Rob Chamberlain / Gary Fielding
3rd Pisces David Taylor / Adrian Herrington / Sarah Baldwin